Jul
9
Tue
2019
Saturn at Opposition
Jul 9 all-day

Saturn rules the summer sky, but on this night, the ringed planet truly takes center stage. When it reaches opposition (its closest approach to the Earth), Saturn will be bright and fully illuminated by the Sun. You may even notice that its rings look brighter than usual thanks to a phenomenon known as the Seeliger Effect. Take it all in! Saturn’s rings will be visible in even small aperture telescopes.

A medium-sized or larger telescope will allow you to see Saturn’s rings and a few of its brightest moons.

Jul
14
Sun
2019
Monthly Meeting @ Online
Jul 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Jul
28
Sun
2019
Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower
Jul 28 all-day

The Delta Aquarids is an average shower that can produce up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by debris left behind by comets Marsden and Kracht. The shower runs annually from July 12 to August 23. It peaks this year on the night of July 28 and morning of July 29. The waning crescent moon will not be too much of a problem this year. The skies should be dark enough for what could be a good show. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Aquarius, but can appear anywhere in the sky

Aug
2
Fri
2019
Cancelled – Great Meadow Public Night @ Great Meadow
Aug 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Cancelled - Great Meadow Public Night @ Great Meadow

It’s a tough call, but I think the thin clouds will turn thicker later. The public night is thus CANCELLED.

More information about Great Meadow including directions and parking visit the Great Meadow Site page.