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Public Observing at DHO Tonight

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Clouds postponed Friday’s Public Observing. We will try again tonight.

Venus-Jupiter Conjunction Early Monday Morning

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Jupiter andVenus will be quite close together in the morning sky tomorrow (Monday August 18th). Venus will rise around 4:40 AM and the Sun around 6:05 AM.

DHO Work Party Friday August 29th

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

A work party is planned for Friday August 29th starting at 9 AM for the day to repair the roof on the old observatory. Help is needed to move materials. We have engaged a contractor to effect the repairs, we will be providing assistance.

2013 Public Star Parties are now posted

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Check out the 2013 schedule of public star parties which are now posted for our 2013 observing season starting in April and concluding in October. These sessions are open to the general public, but members of course are down at the Darling Hill Observatory far more often than the dates listed here.

Darling Hill Observatory – 11/16/12 – Tonight! The Leonids!

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Greetings fellow Astrophiles!

We apologize for the technical difficulties on this website. We are in the state of flux with regard to website servicing and timely updates. Things will improve and we ask for your patience.

Because of the fabulous stretch of weather we are now experiencing, the lack of good observation weather for the past couple of months, just coming off a new Moon and the Leonids arriving late tonight/early tomorrow morning, we are anxiously awaiting this evening’s opening of the observatory for your viewing pleasure. The Moon is going to be a sliver of a waxing crescent just after sunset and won’t be an issue. However, due to the fact that meteor showers tend to increase as the evening progresses, we are planning on opening up around 8pm. Please dress for COLD WEATHER!

Dan Williams