Thursday, May 27, 7:00 -8:30 p.m. EDT
Panel addresses Catholic response to the Climate Crisis. Sponsored by the Social Justice Commission, St. Thérèse, Little Flower Catholic Church, South Bend, IN. See Catholics & Climate Change to register.
Michiana Star Party 12
Labor Day Weekend 2021
It's on! The Michiana Star Party 12 is slated for Labor Day Weekend 2021 (announced March 11). Join amateur astronomers under the firmament and discover the resplendence of a starry night at Dr. TK Lawless Park in Vandalia, MI. Details at MAS website.
Make a solargraph between the solstices to show the annual path of sun. With an aluminum can, some duct tape, and photographic film, your pinhole camera will capture a long-duration snapshot of time and place. .
Partial Lunar Eclipse
Nov. 19, 2021
While it is close to a total lunar eclipse with over 97% of the moon in the shadow, a 3% wedge will still shine brilliantly. It's a wee hours event, with mid-eclipse around 5:00 a.m. EST.
Additional Local Astronomy
Other Michiana astronomy opportunities abound. Enjoy Our Universe Revealed presentations, hear speakers at a Michiana Astronomical Society meeting, launch rockets, check out a large collection of meteorites, or stargaze at Dr. TK Lawless Park (2021 schedule here).
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I'm Chuck Bueter, an amateur astronomer embracing public outreach. Let's make ideas happen--be energy at the speed of life!
Nightwise is my portal to the night sky and other personal interests. Blog posts about recent and upcoming events often have an emphasis on astronomy.
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Capture the essence of time--an image of the sun arcing across the sky between the solstices--by making a simple pinhole camera.
Using sufficient yet sensible light will benefit the night sky and human health, too. In lessening light pollution we gain many upsides. Avoid the blues (blue light, that is).