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MAS November Meeting
Friday 11/21/2014, 8:00 PM,
At the Observatory.
Interested in membership? Join us at the meeting.

Next Public Open House:
There are no more public nights in 2014. Check back in 2015 for next years schedule.

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Public Viewing Nights

Open House Nights for 2014

April 25, 7:30PM
The Giant Planet: Jupiter

May 23, 7:30PM
The Red Planet: Mars

June 20, 6:00PM
The Sun

August 22, 7:30PM
The Wonders of Nebulae

September 12, 7:30PM
Ice Giants: Uranus and Neptune

October 3, 7:30PM
The Moon

Sadly, the Partial Solar Eclipse on October 23rd was totally clouded out here in Milwaukee. We will not get another chance at a solar eclipse until August 21, 2017. But consider some planning for that one. The total eclipse path goes relatively nearby (as close as Missouri). Click here to see the path.

The Total Lunar Eclipse on October 8th was spectacular with our clear skies. If you missed it, our next opportunity comes next year in the early evening hours of September 17th.

Mars is very low in the southwest after sunset.

Jupiter has returned! It`s in the East rising around 2:00AM.

Venus is now too close to the sun to be seen. It will return to the evening sky in January.

See more sky updates:

S&T: This Weeks Sky At A Glance
Astronomy Mag: The Sky This Week

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Images of the total lunar eclipse on October 8, 2014.  The top 4 pictures were taken by Paul Borchardt from the MAS Observatory.  The lower 2 pictures were taken by Paul Smith from Bay View.  Click here to see these and other MAS member images in our Showcase.   

The Partial Solar Eclipse on October 23th was a bust for us in Milwaukee area because of clouds. Our next chance will happen on August 21, 2017. But that one will be a total eclipse if you're willing to drive a bit.  The path of totality goes through southern Illinois and Missouri! It's not too early to start planning.  Click here to see the path of totality.
See previous articles from the MAS front page in the Article Archive.


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