Upcoming AAS Events

25 Oct 2014 6:00 PM • Smilin' V Scout Ranch - Liberty Hill
25 Oct 2014 6:00 PM • Canyon of the Eagles, Eagle Eye Observatory
07 Nov 2014 6:00 PM • Mansfield Park Drive, Austin, TX near RR 620 and the dam
07 Nov 2014 7:00 PM • Belterra Community Recreation Center

Canon 60Da DSLR, ISO-800 Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L lens at 200mm,f/4 Homemade camera cooler box
Image of the Month - Amresh Kulkarni
Star Trails, Arizona-Utah border

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Partial Solar Eclipse visible in Austin October 23rd

With cooperation from the weather, a partial eclipse of 25% of the sun will be visible October 23rd starting at 4:54 PM CDT, reaching maximum at 5:56, and ending at sunset 6:51 PM.  The University of Texas Astronomy Outreach program will host a public eclipse viewing including a solar telescope and additional telescopes with safe solar filters on the 13th floor of Robert Lee Moore Hall.  The eclipse will of course be visible anywhere in Austin that you can see the sun, but be sure to watch the eclipse safely

 Austin Clear Sky Chart  Eagle Eye Observatory Clear Sky Chart
   

The Sky This Month
by Rob Pettengill

Deep sky observers should check out Brian Cuthbertson's Observing Targets 

September is a great month for DSOs if you head out of town at a site like Eagle Eye Observatory

There's lot's to see from urban skies as well, October will feature both a total eclipse of the moon and a partial solar eclipse.

Solar System Events
  October
 First Quarter Moon 1
 Total Lunar Eclipse 8
 Last Quarter Moon 15
 Jupiter above early morning moon 18
 Comet C/2013 A1 passes Mars 19
 Partial Solar Eclipse (New Moon) 23

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