Upcoming Meetings: Meetings held at the ASU Global Immersion Center
(formerly the Planetarium)
on the 1st Monday each month starting at 7pm.


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Points of Interest, Angelo Astronomy Activities  and  Other Sky  Events
>>>>>>>>>>> July - October 2018 <<<<<<<<<<

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Juiy 2 -- Mon, *** No regular meeting, San Angelo Astronomy Assc

July 6 -- Earth At Aphelion (1.017 AU From Sun)

July 12 -- Mercury At Its Greatest Eastern Elongation (26 Degrees)

July 27 -- total lunar eclipse will occur on July 27, 2018. The Moon will pass through the center of the Earth's shadow. This will be the first central lunar eclipse since June 15, 2011. Since it will occur near apogee, this eclipse will also be the longest total lunar eclipse in the 21st century. Totality will last approximately 103 minutes.

July 27 -- Mars at opposition, Full Moon

Jul 29 -- South Delta-Aquarids Meteor Shower Peak

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Aug 1 -- Alpha Capricornids Meteor Shower Peak

Aug 6 -- Southern Iota Aquarids Meteor Shower Peak

Aug 12 -- Perseids Meteor Shower Peak

Aug 11 -- New Moon

Aug 16-20 -- WorldCon76, San Jose, CA.
Worldcon, aka the World Science Fiction Convention, is the annual international gathering of science fiction and fantasy fans, writers, artists, musicians and other creators. First held in New York City in 1939, Worldcon moves around the globe, held in a different city and organized by a different volunteer organization each year. FMI: www.worldcon76.org/

Aug 17 -- Venus At Its Greatest Eastern Elongation (46 Degrees)

Aug 18 (Sat) -- Stars at the State Park, open to the public, free admission

Aug 25 -- Northern Iota Aquarids Meteor Shower Peak

Aug 26 -- Full Moon

Aug 26 -- Mercury At Its Greatest Western Elongation (18 Degrees)

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Sep 7 -- Neptune At Opposition

Sept 9 -- New Moon

Sept 24 -- Full Moon

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Oct 4-10 -- World Space Week

Oct 9 -- Draconids Meteor Shower Peak, New Moon

Oct 14 - Mercury Passes 6.8 Degrees From Venus

Oct 20 - International Observe the Moon Night 2018

Oct 21 - Orionids Meteor Shower Peak

Oct 24 -- Full Moon

Oct 30 - Mercury Passes 3.3 Degrees from Jupiter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(All times for Central Time Zone unless noted)

 

 

 

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