Astronomical Observing at Fishcreek
Friday 10/24/2014
this page last updated: 10/17/2014 at 11:42 AM

Special Event Announcement:

Friday October 24, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Dr. Robert Owen, professor at Oberlin College, will be speaking on astronomy, wormholes, time travel and interstellar travel.
Dr. Owen's bio and further information are available here.


This lecture will take place at the October meeting of the Astronomy Club of Akron.  All are welcome to attend. The meeting will take place at:

Portage Lakes Kiwanis Civic Center
725 Portage Lakes Dr
Akron, Ohio 44319

Click here for additional details.

Click here for a map and directions to our observing field
behind Fishcreek Elementary School on Fishcreek Rd in Stow

The detail provided on this page will let you know what's up in the sky tonight

New feature: The "T" on each object's line in the chart above indicates the time of transit in addition to the rise and set times for the object.

Sunset:     6:34 pm (EDT)
Civil Twilight:     7:00 pm (EDT)
Nautical Twilight:     7:32 pm (EDT)
Astronomical Twilight:     8:04 pm (EDT)
Moonrise:     8:22 am (EDT) - Oct 24
Moon transit:     1:50 pm (EDT) - Oct 24
Moonset:     7:14 pm (EDT) - Oct 24
Moon phase:     1.1% (Waxing Crescent)

Visible satellite passes from the Fishcreek Observing Site tonight:


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Iridium Flares -

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Live AccuWeather Satellite Mosaic

Jet Stream (updates automatically to latest available image)
    The Jet Stream affects astronomical "seeing" (steadiness of the air)
    If we're in a gray area, seeing will not be as good as in a white area.
    If we're in a white area, the shorter the arrows, the better.


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