Astronomical Observing at Fishcreek
Friday 8/26/2016
this page last updated: 8/26/2016 at 6:37 PM

This is where our observing events take place if weather, and other, conditions allow:

Fishcreek Elementary School
(large open field behind the back parking lot)
5080 Fishcreek Rd
Stow, Ohio  4422
Click here for map and directions 

Status updated on Friday 8/26/2016 at 6:37 PM:

Due to a sudden illness, this program has been

There's another viewing conducted by the Astronomy Club of Akron
TOMORROW. Full information can be found here


Special attraction at this event:

Please arrive early - before 7:30 PM - to see the planets Jupiter and Venus appearing to be separated by less than 1! This is a very rare event. They'll be significantly closer tomorrow evening and there will be a special program at the ACA Observatory where you'll be able to see Jupiter & Venus appear to be separated by only 0.06! but you'll have to arrive early since both Jupiter & Venus set early.


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:     8:10 pm (EDT)
Civil Twilight:     8:36 pm (EDT)
Nautical Twilight:     9:10 pm (EDT)
Astronomical Twilight:     9:46 pm (EDT)
Moonrise:     1:58 am (EDT) - Aug 27
Moon transit:     9:25 am (EDT) - Aug 27
Moonset:     4:52 pm (EDT) - Aug 27
Moon phase:   29.3% (Waning 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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