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new Feature  Abrams Planetarium Night Sky Notes
new Feature  Yearly Moon Phase Calendar 2008   Vertical  Horizontal
new Feature  Monthly Moon Phase Calendar 2008
           April 2008   May 2008   June 2008   July 2008   August 2008  
           September 2008 October 2008   November 2008   December 2008
new Feature  Monthly Moon Phase Calendar with Libration 2008
           May 2008  

Public Star Party:  Friday December 19, and 26, 2008

See details below

Morgan County Observatory
Latitude 39° 28′ 55.1″ N
Longitude 78° 13′ 18.04″ W

Observatory (click to view larger image)

The MCOF Public Star Parties will be held on Friday December 19 and 26 at 7:30 pm, at the Morgan County Observatory. There will be stargazing, refreshments, movies and hands on astronomy exhibits to entertain folks of all ages.

The Observatory will be open whether the sky is cloudy or clear. Check this website for last minute cancellations due to severe weather conditions.

To sign up for email notification of closing, Please email  MCOF President

MCOF would like to get the message out that all of us as citizens and business owners can help prevent light pollution by using minimal outdoor lighting, keeping all lights pointed downward, utilizing timers and motion detectors for outdoor lighting and turning off unneeded lights at night. These measures save money and energy, besides protecting our night sky from light pollution. For more information see:

http://www.darksky.org

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Directions to Morgan County Observatory

The Observatory is located on the grounds of the Greenwood Elementary School, 8989 Winchester Grade Rd (Rt 13), Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

From Berkeley Springs: follow Rt 522 South 2 miles and take a left on Winchester Grade Rd (Rt 13), then travel 9 miles. The Greenwood Elementary School (8989 Winchester Grade Road) will be on the left. Go past the school and then park at the Observatory Parking lot next to the Observatory.

From Winchester, Va.: follow route 522 North to Reynolds Rd (Liberty Gas Station on left). Make right turn and go 5 miles to end (Reynolds Rd changes to Winchester Grade Road at West Virginia state line.), then make right turn onto Winchester Grade Rd (Rt 13) and go 4 miles to the Observatory. For information call 304-258-1013

For more information, see the Star Parties page or Star Parties Archive and
Indoor Star Shows Archive pages.

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Upcoming events - Local Astronomy Groups

Star Parties

Morgan County Observatory - Public Star Party November 21th, and 28th, 2008 at 7:30 pm.

Shenandoah Astronomical Society at Historic Long Branch - Public Astronomical Observing Session - None listed

Novac - Northern Virginia Astronomy Club Public Observing Session Dec 6 at Crockett Park.

National Air and Space Museum Events - Sky Meadows Public Observing Night - September 27, October 25 and November 22.

TriState Astronomers -

University of Maryland College Park, MD Public Observing Sessions - 5th and 20th of each month

Analemma Society, Great Falls, Va Public Observing Sessions - Every Friday Night

Meetings

Shenandoah Astronomical Society Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 7:00pm. - Club Meeting at Lord Fairfax Community College, Middletown, Va.

National Capital Astronomers Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 7:30 pm at the University of Maryland

Novac - Northern Virginia Astronomy Club Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 7:00 pm

TriState Astronomers Next meeting: ? in the WCBOE William Brish Planetarium.

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The Links radio button contains links to 11 different topics which are listed below:

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2008 Spring/Summer Calendar

Viewing nights are Friday Evenings unless noted - Check website for cloudy/raindate

September 19, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

September 26, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

October 11, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM - Apple Butter Festival

October 24, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

October 31, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

November 21, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

November 28, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

December 19, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

December 26, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

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new Feature  Abrams Planetarium Night Sky Notes
new Feature  Yearly Moon Phase Calendar 2008   Vertical  Horizontal
new Feature  Monthly Moon Phase Calendar 2008
           April 2008   May 2008   June 2008   July 2008   August 2008  
           September 2008 October 2008   November 2008   December 2008
new Feature  Monthly Moon Phase Calendar with Libration 2008
           May 2008  

Public Star Party:  Friday November 21, and 28, 2008
See details below

Morgan County Observatory
Latitude 39° 28′ 55.1″ N
Longitude 78° 13′ 18.04″ W

Observatory (click to view larger image)

The MCOF Public Star Parties will be held on Friday November 21 and 28 at 7:30 pm, at the Morgan County Observatory. There will be stargazing, refreshments, movies and hands on astronomy exhibits to entertain folks of all ages.

The Observatory will be open whether the sky is cloudy or clear. Check this website for last minute cancellations due to severe weather conditions.

To sign up for email notification of closing, Please email  MCOF President

MCOF would like to get the message out that all of us as citizens and business owners can help prevent light pollution by using minimal outdoor lighting, keeping all lights pointed downward, utilizing timers and motion detectors for outdoor lighting and turning off unneeded lights at night. These measures save money and energy, besides protecting our night sky from light pollution. For more information see:

http://www.darksky.org

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Directions to Morgan County Observatory

The Observatory is located on the grounds of the Greenwood Elementary School, 8989 Winchester Grade Rd (Rt 13), Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

From Berkeley Springs: follow Rt 522 South 2 miles and take a left on Winchester Grade Rd (Rt 13), then travel 9 miles. The Greenwood Elementary School (8989 Winchester Grade Road) will be on the left. Go past the school and then park at the Observatory Parking lot next to the Observatory.

From Winchester, Va.: follow route 522 North to Reynolds Rd (Liberty Gas Station on left). Make right turn and go 5 miles to end (Reynolds Rd changes to Winchester Grade Road at West Virginia state line.), then make right turn onto Winchester Grade Rd (Rt 13) and go 4 miles to the Observatory. For information call 304-258-1013

For more information, see the Star Parties page or Star Parties Archive and
Indoor Star Shows Archive pages.

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Upcoming events - Local Astronomy Groups

Star Parties

Morgan County Observatory - Public Star Party November 21th, and 28th, 2008 at 7:30 pm.

Shenandoah Astronomical Society at Historic Long Branch - Public Astronomical Observing Session - None listed

Novac - Northern Virginia Astronomy Club Public Observing Session Dec 6 at Crockett Park.

National Air and Space Museum Events - Sky Meadows Public Observing Night - September 27, October 25 and November 22.

TriState Astronomers -

University of Maryland College Park, MD Public Observing Sessions - 5th and 20th of each month

Analemma Society, Great Falls, Va Public Observing Sessions - Every Friday Night

Meetings

Shenandoah Astronomical Society Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 7:00pm. - Club Meeting at Lord Fairfax Community College, Middletown, Va.

National Capital Astronomers Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 7:30 pm at the University of Maryland

Novac - Northern Virginia Astronomy Club Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 7:00 pm

TriState Astronomers Next meeting: ? in the WCBOE William Brish Planetarium.

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The Links radio button contains links to 11 different topics which are listed below:

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2008 Spring/Summer Calendar

Viewing nights are Friday Evenings unless noted - Check website for cloudy/raindate

September 19, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

September 26, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

October 11, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM - Apple Butter Festival

October 24, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

October 31, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

November 21, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

November 28, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

December 19, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

December 26, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

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new Feature  Abrams Planetarium Night Sky Notes
new Feature  Yearly Moon Phase Calendar 2008   Vertical  Horizontal
new Feature  Monthly Moon Phase Calendar 2008
           April 2008   May 2008   June 2008   July 2008   August 2008  
           September 2008 October 2008   November 2008   December 2008
new Feature  Monthly Moon Phase Calendar with Libration 2008
           May 2008  

Public Star Party:  Saturday October 11, 2008, Friday October 24, 2008 and October 31, 2008
See details below

Morgan County Observatory
Latitude 39° 28′ 55.1″ N
Longitude 78° 13′ 18.04″ W

Observatory (click to view larger image)

The MCOF Public Star Parties will be held on Saturday October 11, Friday September 24 and 31 at 7:30 pm, at the Morgan County Observatory. There will be stargazing, refreshments, movies and hands on astronomy exhibits to entertain folks of all ages.

The Observatory will be open whether the sky is cloudy or clear. Check this website for last minute cancellations due to severe weather conditions.

To sign up for email notification of closing, Please email  MCOF President

MCOF would like to get the message out that all of us as citizens and business owners can help prevent light pollution by using minimal outdoor lighting, keeping all lights pointed downward, utilizing timers and motion detectors for outdoor lighting and turning off unneeded lights at night. These measures save money and energy, besides protecting our night sky from light pollution. For more information see:

http://www.darksky.org

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Directions to Morgan County Observatory

The Observatory is located on the grounds of the Greenwood Elementary School, 8989 Winchester Grade Rd (Rt 13), Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

From Berkeley Springs: follow Rt 522 South 2 miles and take a left on Winchester Grade Rd (Rt 13), then travel 9 miles. The Greenwood Elementary School (8989 Winchester Grade Road) will be on the left. Go past the school and then park at the Observatory Parking lot next to the Observatory.

From Winchester, Va.: follow route 522 North to Reynolds Rd (Liberty Gas Station on left). Make right turn and go 5 miles to end (Reynolds Rd changes to Winchester Grade Road at West Virginia state line.), then make right turn onto Winchester Grade Rd (Rt 13) and go 4 miles to the Observatory. For information call 304-258-1013

For more information, see the Star Parties page or Star Parties Archive and
Indoor Star Shows Archive pages.

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Upcoming events - Local Astronomy Groups

Star Parties

Morgan County Observatory - Public Star Party September 19th, and 26th, 2008 at 8:00 pm.

Shenandoah Astronomical Society at Historic Long Branch - Public Astronomical Observing Session - None listed

Novac - Northern Virginia Astronomy Club Public Observing Session October 4 at Crockett Park and October 18 at Mason Neck Park.

National Air and Space Museum Events - Sky Meadows Public Observing Night - September 27, October 25 and November 22.

TriState Astronomers - October 10, 11 from dusk to 11:30pm (weather permitting) next to the Antietam National Battlefield Visitor center, Sharpsburg, MD.

University of Maryland College Park, MD Public Observing Sessions - 5th and 20th of each month

Analemma Society, Great Falls, Va Public Observing Sessions - Every Friday Night

Meetings

Shenandoah Astronomical Society Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at 7:00pm. - Club Meeting at Lord Fairfax Community College, Middletown, Va.

Novac - Northern Virginia Astronomy Club Sunday, Sept 14, 2008 at 7:00 pm

TriState Astronomers Next meeting: September 17, 2008. in the WCBOE William Brish Planetarium.

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The Links radio button contains links to 11 different topics which are listed below:

horizontal line

2008 Spring/Summer Calendar

Viewing nights are Friday Evenings unless noted - Check website for cloudy/raindate

September 19, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

September 26, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

October 11, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM - Apple Butter Festival

October 24, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

October 31, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

November 21, 2008

Open House Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

November 28, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

December 19, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

December 26, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

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new Feature  Abrams Planetarium Night Sky Notes
new Feature  Yearly Moon Phase Calendar 2008   Vertical  Horizontal
new Feature  Monthly Moon Phase Calendar 2008
           April 2008   May 2008   June 2008   July 2008   August 2008  
           September 2008 October 2008   November 2008   December 2008
new Feature  Monthly Moon Phase Calendar with Libration 2008
           May 2008  

Public Star Party:  Friday Sept 19, and 26, 2008
See details below

Morgan County Observatory
Latitude 39° 28′ 55.1″ N
Longitude 78° 13′ 18.04″ W

Observatory (click to view larger image)

The MCOF Public Star Parties will be held on Friday September 19 and 26th at 8:00 pm, at the Morgan County Observatory. There will be stargazing, refreshments, movies and hands on astronomy exhibits to entertain folks of all ages.

The Observatory will be open whether the sky is cloudy or clear. Check this website for last minute cancellations due to severe weather conditions.

To sign up for email notification of closing, Please email  MCOF President

MCOF would like to get the message out that all of us as citizens and business owners can help prevent light pollution by using minimal outdoor lighting, keeping all lights pointed downward, utilizing timers and motion detectors for outdoor lighting and turning off unneeded lights at night. These measures save money and energy, besides protecting our night sky from light pollution. For more information see:

http://www.darksky.org

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Directions to Morgan County Observatory

The Observatory is located on the grounds of the Greenwood Elementary School, 8989 Winchester Grade Rd (Rt 13), Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

From Berkeley Springs: follow Rt 522 South 2 miles and take a left on Winchester Grade Rd (Rt 13), then travel 9 miles. The Greenwood Elementary School (8989 Winchester Grade Road) will be on the left. Go past the school and then park at the Observatory Parking lot next to the Observatory.

From Winchester, Va.: follow route 522 North to Reynolds Rd (Liberty Gas Station on left). Make right turn and go 5 miles to end (Reynolds Rd changes to Winchester Grade Road at West Virginia state line.), then make right turn onto Winchester Grade Rd (Rt 13) and go 4 miles to the Observatory. For information call 304-258-1013

For more information, see the Star Parties page or Star Parties Archive and
Indoor Star Shows Archive pages.

horizontal line

Upcoming events - Local Astronomy Groups

Star Parties

Morgan County Observatory - Public Star Party September 19th, and 26th, 2008 at 8:00 pm.

Shenandoah Astronomical Society at Historic Long Branch - Public Astronomical Observing Session - None listed

Novac - Northern Virginia Astronomy Club Public Observing Session October 4 at Crockett Park and October 18 at Mason Neck Park.

National Air and Space Museum Events - Sky Meadows Public Observing Night - September 27, October 25 and November 22.

TriState Astronomers - October 10, 11 from dusk to 11:30pm (weather permitting) next to the Antietam National Battlefield Visitor center, Sharpsburg, MD.

University of Maryland College Park, MD Public Observing Sessions - 5th and 20th of each month

Analemma Society, Great Falls, Va Public Observing Sessions - Every Friday Night

Meetings

Shenandoah Astronomical Society Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at 7:00pm. - Club Meeting at Lord Fairfax Community College, Middletown, Va.

Novac - Northern Virginia Astronomy Club Sunday, Sept 14, 2008 at 7:00 pm

TriState Astronomers Next meeting: September 17, 2008. in the WCBOE William Brish Planetarium.

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The Links radio button contains links to 11 different topics which are listed below:

horizontal line

2008 Spring/Summer Calendar

Viewing nights are Friday Evenings unless noted - Check website for cloudy/raindate

September 19, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

September 26, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

October 11, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM - Apple Butter Festival

October 24, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

October 31, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

November 21, 2008

Open House Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

November 28, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

December 19, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

December 26, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

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new Feature  Abrams Planetarium Night Sky Notes
new Feature  Yearly Moon Phase Calendar 2008   Vertical  Horizontal
new Feature  Monthly Moon Phase Calendar 2008
           April 2008   May 2008   June 2008   July 2008   August 2008  
           September 2008 October 2008   November 2008   December 2008
new Feature  Monthly Moon Phase Calendar with Libration 2008
           May 2008  

Public Star Party:  Friday August 1, Saturday August 2, Friday August 22 and Friday August 29, 2008
See details below

Morgan County Observatory
Latitude 39° 28′ 55.1″ N
Longitude 78° 13′ 18.04″ W

Observatory (click to view larger image)

The MCOF Public Star Parties will be held on Friday August 1, Saturday August 2, Friday August 22nd and Friday August 29, 2008 at 8:30 pm, at the Morgan County Observatory. There will be stargazing, refreshments, movies and hands on astronomy exhibits to entertain folks of all ages.

The Observatory will be open whether the sky is cloudy or clear. Check this website for last minute cancellations due to severe weather conditions.

To sign up for email notification of closing, Please email  MCOF President

MCOF would like to get the message out that all of us as citizens and business owners can help prevent light pollution by using minimal outdoor lighting, keeping all lights pointed downward, utilizing timers and motion detectors for outdoor lighting and turning off unneeded lights at night. These measures save money and energy, besides protecting our night sky from light pollution. For more information see:

http://www.darksky.org

horizontal line

Directions to Morgan County Observatory

The Observatory is located on the grounds of the Greenwood Elementary School, 8989 Winchester Grade Rd (Rt 13), Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

From Berkeley Springs: follow Rt 522 South 2 miles and take a left on Winchester Grade Rd (Rt 13), then travel 9 miles. The Greenwood Elementary School (8989 Winchester Grade Road) will be on the left. Go past the school and then park at the Observatory Parking lot next to the Observatory.

From Winchester, Va.: follow route 522 North to Reynolds Rd (Liberty Gas Station on left). Make right turn and go 5 miles to end (Reynolds Rd changes to Winchester Grade Road at West Virginia state line.), then make right turn onto Winchester Grade Rd (Rt 13) and go 4 miles to the Observatory. For information call 304-258-1013

For more information, see the Star Parties page or Star Parties Archive and
Indoor Star Shows Archive pages.

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Upcoming events - Local Astronomy Groups

Star Parties

Morgan County Observatory - Public Star Party August 1st, 2nd, 22nd and 29th, 2008 at 8:30 pm.

Shenandoah Astronomical Society at Historic Long Branch - Public Astronomical Observing Session on Saturday evening July 26th, from 9 PM through 12 midnight

Novac - Northern Virginia Astronomy Club Public Observing Session August 13 at Crockett Park

National Air and Space Museum Events - Sky Meadows Public Observing Night - August 23

TriState Astronomers - October 10, 11 from dusk to 11:30pm (weather permitting) next to the Antietam National Battlefield Visitor center, Sharpsburg, MD.

University of Maryland College Park, MD Public Observing Sessions - 5th and 20th of each month

Analemma Society, Great Falls, Va Public Observing Sessions - Every Friday Night

Meetings

Shenandoah Astronomical Society Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at 7:00pm. - Club Meeting at Lord Fairfax Community College, Middletown, Va.

Novac - Northern Virginia Astronomy Club Sunday, August 10, 2008 at 7:00 pm

TriState Astronomers Next meeting: None during summer. in the WCBOE William Brish Planetarium.

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The Links radio button contains links to 11 different topics which are listed below:

horizontal line

2008 Spring/Summer Calendar

Viewing nights are Friday Evenings unless noted - Check website for cloudy/raindate

April 4, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

April 18, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

April 19, 2008  -  Saturday

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

April 25, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

May 2, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

May 30, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

June 6, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 9:00 PM

June 27, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 9:00 PM

July 5, 2008  -  Saturday

Public Star Party at Observatory 9:00 PM

July 25, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 9:00 PM

August 1, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

August 2, 2008  -  Saturday

Morgan County Fair - Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

August 22, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

August 29, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

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August 2008 - Astronomy and Rocketry Summer Camp Registration page Click Here

new Feature  Abrams Planetarium Night Sky Notes
new Feature  Yearly Moon Phase Calendar 2008   Vertical  Horizontal
new Feature  Monthly Moon Phase Calendar 2008
           April 2008   May 2008   June 2008   July 2008   August 2008  
           September 2008 October 2008   November 2008   December 2008
new Feature  Monthly Moon Phase Calendar with Libration 2008
           May 2008  

Public Star Party:  Saturday July 5 and Friday July 25, 2008
See details below

Morgan County Observatory
Latitude 39° 28′ 55.1″ N
Longitude 78° 13′ 18.04″ W

Observatory (click to view larger image)

The MCOF Public Star Party will be held on Saturday July 5 and Friday July 25, 2008 at 9:00 pm, at the Morgan County Observatory. There will be stargazing, refreshments, movies and hands on astronomy exhibits to entertain folks of all ages.

The Observatory will be open whether the sky is cloudy or clear. Check this website for last minute cancellations due to severe weather conditions.

To sign up for email notification of closing, Please email  MCOF President

MCOF would like to get the message out that all of us as citizens and business owners can help prevent light pollution by using minimal outdoor lighting, keeping all lights pointed downward, utilizing timers and motion detectors for outdoor lighting and turning off unneeded lights at night. These measures save money and energy, besides protecting our night sky from light pollution. For more information see:

http://www.darksky.org

horizontal line

Directions to Morgan County Observatory

The Observatory is located on the grounds of the Greenwood Elementary School, 8989 Winchester Grade Rd (Rt 13), Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

From Berkeley Springs: follow Rt 522 South 2 miles and take a left on Winchester Grade Rd (Rt 13), then travel 9 miles. The Greenwood Elementary School (8989 Winchester Grade Road) will be on the left. Go past the school and then park at the Observatory Parking lot next to the Observatory.

From Winchester, Va.: follow route 522 North to Reynolds Rd (Liberty Gas Station on left). Make right turn and go 5 miles to end (Reynolds Rd changes to Winchester Grade Road at West Virginia state line.), then make right turn onto Winchester Grade Rd (Rt 13) and go 4 miles to the Observatory. For information call 304-258-1013

For more information, see the Star Parties page or Star Parties Archive and
Indoor Star Shows Archive pages.

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Upcoming events - Local Astronomy Groups

Star Parties

Morgan County Observatory - Public Star Party July 5th and 25th, 2008 at 9:00 pm.

Shenandoah Astronomical Society at Historic Long Branch - Public Astronomical Observing Session on Saturday evening July 26th, from 9 PM through 12 midnight

Novac - Northern Virginia Astronomy Club Public Observing Session July 12 at Crockett Park

National Air and Space Museum Events - Sky Meadows Public Observing Night - July 26

TriState Astronomers - October 10, 11 from dusk to 11:30pm (weather permitting) next to the Antietam National Battlefield Visitor center, Sharpsburg, MD.

University of Maryland College Park, MD Public Observing Sessions - 5th and 20th of each month

Analemma Society, Great Falls, Va Public Observing Sessions - Every Friday Night

Meetings

Shenandoah Astronomical Society Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at 7:00pm. - Club Meeting at Lord Fairfax Community College, Middletown, Va.

Novac - Northern Virginia Astronomy Club Sunday, July 13, 2008 at 7:00 pm

TriState Astronomers Next meeting: None during summer. in the WCBOE William Brish Planetarium.

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The Links radio button contains links to 11 different topics which are listed below:

horizontal line

2008 Spring/Summer Calendar

Viewing nights are Friday Evenings unless noted - Check website for cloudy/raindate

April 4, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

April 18, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

April 19, 2008  -  Saturday

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

April 25, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

May 2, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

May 30, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

June 6, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 9:00 PM

June 27, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 9:00 PM

July 5, 2008  -  Saturday

Public Star Party at Observatory 9:00 PM

July 25, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 9:00 PM

August 1, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

August 2, 2008  -  Saturday

Morgan County Fair - Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

August 22, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

August 29, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

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August 2008 - Astronomy and Rocketry Summer Camp Registration page Click Here

new Feature  Abrams Planetarium Night Sky Notes
new Feature  Yearly Moon Phase Calendar 2008   Vertical  Horizontal
new Feature  Monthly Moon Phase Calendar 2008
           April 2008   May 2008   June 2008   July 2008   August 2008  
           September 2008 October 2008   November 2008   December 2008
new Feature  Monthly Moon Phase Calendar with Libration 2008
           May 2008  

Public Star Party:  Friday June 6 and 27, 2008
See details below

Morgan County Observatory
Latitude 39° 28′ 55.1″ N
Longitude 78° 13′ 18.04″ W

Observatory (click to view larger image)

The MCOF Public Star Party will be held on Friday June 6 at 9:00 pm and June 27 at 9:00 pm, at the Morgan County Observatory. There will be stargazing, refreshments, movies and hands on astronomy exhibits to entertain folks of all ages.

The Observatory will be open whether the sky is cloudy or clear. Check this website for last minute cancellations due to severe weather conditions.

To sign up for email notification of closing, Please email  MCOF President


MCOF would like to get the message out that all of us as citizens and business owners can help prevent light pollution by using minimal outdoor lighting, keeping all lights pointed downward, utilizing timers and motion detectors for outdoor lighting and turning off unneeded lights at night. These measures save money and energy, besides protecting our night sky from light pollution. For more information see:

http://www.darksky.org

horizontal line

Directions to Morgan County Observatory

The Observatory is located on the grounds of the Greenwood Elementary School, 8989 Winchester Grade Rd (Rt 13), Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

From Berkeley Springs: follow Rt 522 South 2 miles and take a left on Winchester Grade Rd (Rt 13), then travel 9 miles. The Greenwood Elementary School (8989 Winchester Grade Road) will be on the left. Go past the school and then park at the Observatory Parking lot next to the Observatory.

From Winchester, Va.: follow route 522 North to Reynolds Rd (Liberty Gas Station on left). Make right turn and go 5 miles to end (Reynolds Rd changes to Winchester Grade Road at West Virginia state line.), then make right turn onto Winchester Grade Rd (Rt 13) and go 4 miles to the Observatory. For information call 304-258-1013

For more information, see the Star Parties page or Star Parties Archive and
Indoor Star Shows Archive pages.

horizontal line

Upcoming events - Local Astronomy Groups

MCOF Public Star Party June 6 and 27, 2008 at 9:00 pm.

Shenandoah Astronomical Society Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at 7:00pm. - Club Meeting at Lord Fairfax Community College, Middletown, Va.

Novac - Northern Virginia Astronomy Club Sunday, June 8, 2008 at 7:00 pm

TriState Astronomers Next meeting: None during summer. in the WCBOE William Brish Planetarium.

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The Links radio button contains links to 11 different topics which are listed below:

horizontal line

2008 Spring/Summer Calendar

Viewing nights are Friday Evenings unless noted - Check website for cloudy/raindate

April 4, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

April 18, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

April 19, 2008 - Saturday

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

April 25, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

May 2, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

May 30, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

June 6, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 9:00 PM

June 27, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 9:00 PM

July 5, 2008   Saturday

Public Star Party at Observatory 9:00 PM

July 25, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 9:00 PM

August 1, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

August 22, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

August 29, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

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new
August 2008 - Astronomy and Rocketry Summer Camp Registration page Click Here

new Feature  Abrams Planetarium Night Sky Notes
new Feature  Yearly Moon Phase Calendar 2008
new Feature  Monthly Moon Phase Calendar 2008
           April 2008   May 2008   June 2008   July 2008   August 2008  
           September 2008 October 2008   November 2008   December 2008
new Feature  Monthly Moon Phase Calendar with Libration 2008
           May 2008  

Public Star Party:  Friday May 2 and 30, 2008
See details below

Morgan County Observatory
Latitude 39° 28′ 55.1″ N
Longitude 78° 13′ 18.04″ W

Observatory (click to view larger image)

The MCOF Public Star Party will be held on Friday May 2 at 8:00 pm and May 30 at 8:30 pm, at the Morgan County Observatory. There will be stargazing, refreshments, movies and hands on astronomy exhibits to entertain folks of all ages.

The Observatory will be open whether the sky is cloudy or clear. Check this website for last minute cancellations due to severe weather conditions.

To sign up for email notification of closing, Please email  MCOF President


MCOF would like to get the message out that all of us as citizens and business owners can help prevent light pollution by using minimal outdoor lighting, keeping all lights pointed downward, utilizing timers and motion detectors for outdoor lighting and turning off unneeded lights at night. These measures save money and energy, besides protecting our night sky from light pollution. For more information see:

http://www.darksky.org

horizontal line

Directions to Morgan County Observatory

The Observatory is located on the grounds of the Greenwood Elementary School, 8989 Winchester Grade Rd (Rt 13), Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

From Berkeley Springs: follow Rt 522 South 2 miles and take a left on Winchester Grade Rd (Rt 13), then travel 9 miles. The Greenwood Elementary School (8989 Winchester Grade Road) will be on the left. Go past the school and then park at the Observatory Parking lot next to the Observatory.

From Winchester, Va.: follow route 522 North to Reynolds Rd (Liberty Gas Station on left). Make right turn and go 5 miles to end (Reynolds Rd changes to Winchester Grade Road at West Virginia state line.), then make right turn onto Winchester Grade Rd (Rt 13) and go 4 miles to the Observatory. For information call 304-258-1013

For more information, see the Star Parties page or Star Parties Archive and
Indoor Star Shows Archive pages.

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Upcoming events - Local Astronomy Groups

MCOF Public Star Party May 2, and 30, 2008 at 8:00 pm.

Shenandoah Astronomical Society Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 7:00pm. - Club Meeting at Lord Fairfax Community College, Middletown, Va.
Observing session at Andy Guest State Park on May 3rd (rain date 05/10)

Novac - Northern Virginia Astronomy Club May 11, 2008 at 7:00 pm

TriState Astronomers Next meeting: Wednesday, May 21, 7:30 pm in the WCBOE William Brish Planetarium.

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The Links radio button contains links to 11 different topics which are listed below:

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2008 Spring/Summer Calendar

Viewing nights are Friday Evenings unless noted - Check website for cloudy/raindate

April 4, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

April 18, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

April 19, 2008 - Saturday

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

April 25, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

May 2, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

May 30, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

June 6, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 9:00 PM

June 27, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 9:00 PM

July 5, 2008   Saturday

Public Star Party at Observatory 9:00 PM

July 25, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 9:00 PM

August 1, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

August 22, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

August 29, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

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new Feature Abrams Planetarium Night Sky Notes
new Feature Daily Moon Phases Calendar 2008
new Feature   Monthly Moon Phase Calendar 2008 April 2008   May 2008   June 2008   July 2008   August 2008   September 2008   October 2008   November 2008   December 2008  

Last Minute Update !

In Celebration of ECO´s Redbud weekend
Public Star Party April 18 and 19th

Public Star Party:  Friday April 4 and 25, 2008
See details below

Morgan County Observatory
Latitude 39° 28′ 55.1″ N
Longitude 78° 13′ 18.04″ W

Observatory (click to view larger image)

The MCOF Public Star Party will be held on Friday April 4, 18, 19 and 25, at 8:00 pm at the Morgan County Observatory. There will be stargazing, refreshments, movies and hands on astronomy exhibits to entertain folks of all ages.

The Observatory will be open whether the sky is cloudy or clear. Check this website for last minute cancellations due to severe weather conditions.

To sign up for email notification of closing, Please email  MCOF President


MCOF would like to get the message out that all of us as citizens and business owners can help prevent light pollution by using minimal outdoor lighting, keeping all lights pointed downward, utilizing timers and motion detectors for outdoor lighting and turning off unneeded lights at night. These measures save money and energy, besides protecting our night sky from light pollution. For more information see:

http://www.darksky.org

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Directions to Morgan County Observatory

The Observatory is located on the grounds of the Greenwood Elementary School, 8989 Winchester Grade Rd (Rt 13), Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

From Berkeley Springs: follow Rt 522 South 2 miles and take a left on Winchester Grade Rd (Rt 13), then travel 9 miles. The Greenwood Elementary School (8989 Winchester Grade Road) will be on the left. Go past the school and then park at the Observatory Parking lot next to the Observatory.

From Winchester, Va.: follow route 522 North to Reynolds Rd (Liberty Gas Station on left). Make right turn and go 5 miles to end (Reynolds Rd changes to Winchester Grade Road at West Virginia state line.), then make right turn onto Winchester Grade Rd (Rt 13) and go 4 miles to the Observatory. For information call 304-258-1013

For more information, see the Star Parties page or Star Parties Archive and
Indoor Star Shows Archive pages.

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Upcoming events - Local Astronomy Groups

MCOF Public Star Party April 4, and 25, 2008 at 8:00 pm.

Shenandoah Astronomical Society Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 7:00pm. - Club Meeting at Lord Fairfax Community College, Middletown, Va.
Observing session at Andy Guest State Park on May 3rd (rain date 05/10)

Novac - Northern Virginia Astronomy Club April 13, 2008 at 7:00 pm

TriState Astronomers Next meeting: Wednesday, May 21, 7:30 pm in the WCBOE William Brish Planetarium.

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The Links radio button contains links to 11 different topics which are listed below:

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2008 Spring/Summer Calendar

Viewing nights are Friday Evenings unless noted - Check website for cloudy/raindate

April 4, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

April 18, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

April 19, 2008 - Saturday

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

April 25, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

May 2, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

May 30, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

June 4, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

June 27, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

July 4, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

July 25, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

August 1, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

August 22, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

August 29, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

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new Feature Abrams Planetarium Night Sky Notes

newAstronomy Class will be taught for (4) Thursday nights from 6:30 to 8:30PM on March 6 to Mar 27 . Click here for info.

Public Star Party:  Friday March 7 and 28, 2008
See details below

Morgan County Observatory
Latitude 39° 28′ 55.1″ N
Longitude 78° 13′ 18.04″ W

Observatory (click to view larger image)

The MCOF Public Star Party will be held on Friday March 7, and 28, at 7:30 pm at the Morgan County Observatory. There will be stargazing, refreshments, movies and hands on astronomy exhibits to entertain folks of all ages.

The Observatory will be open whether the sky is cloudy or clear. Check this website for last minute cancellations due to severe weather conditions.

To sign up for email notification of closing, Please email  MCOF President


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Directions to Morgan County Observatory

The Observatory is located on the grounds of the Greenwood Elementary School, 8989 Winchester Grade Rd (Rt 13), Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

From Berkeley Springs: follow Rt 522 South 2 miles and take a left on Winchester Grade Rd (Rt 13), then travel 9 miles. The Greenwood Elementary School (8989 Winchester Grade Road) will be on the left. Go past the school and then park at the Observatory Parking lot next to the Observatory.

From Winchester, Va.: follow route 522 North to Reynolds Rd (Liberty Gas Station on left). Make right turn and go 5 miles to end (Reynolds Rd changes to Winchester Grade Road at West Virginia state line.), then make right turn onto Winchester Grade Rd (Rt 13) and go 4 miles to the Observatory. For information call 304-258-1013

For more information, see the Star Parties page or Star Parties Archive and
Indoor Star Shows Archive pages.

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Upcoming events

MCOF Public Star Party March 7, and 28, 2008 at 7:30 pm.

Shenandoah Astronomical Society Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 7:00pm. - Club Meeting at Lord Fairfax Community College, Middletown, Va.

Novac - Northern Virginia Astronomy Club March 9, 2008 at 7:00 pm

TriState Astronomers Next meeting: Wednesday, March 19, 7:30 pm at the WCBOE William Brish Planetarium.
Antietam Battlefield Star Party April 11 and 12

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The Links radio button contains links to 11 different topics which are listed below:

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2008 Winter Calendar

Viewing nights are Friday Evenings unless noted - Check website for cloudy/raindate

January 4, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:00 PM

February 1, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:00 PM

February 8, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:00 PM

February 29, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

March 7, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

March 28, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

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new Feature Abrams Planetarium Night Sky Notes

Public Star Party February 1, 8, and Feb 29, 2008.

Total Lunar Eclipse Wednesday February 20, 2008

 see details below

Morgan County Observatory
Latitude 39 28 55.1 N
Longitude 78 13 18.04 W

Observatory (click to view larger image)

The MCOF Public Star Party will be held on Friday February 1 and 8, 2008 7:00 pm and Feb 29, 2008 7:30 pm at the Morgan County Observatory. There will be stargazing, refreshments, movies and hands on astronomy exhibits to entertain folks of all ages.

Lunar Eclipse Wednesday Evening Feb 20 Timing:

  • Prenumbral Eclipse Begins: 7:36:35 EDT Wed Feb 20
  • Partial Eclipse Begins: 8:43:19 EDT
  • Total Eclipse Begins: 10:01:10 EDT
  • Greatest Eclipse: 10:26:05 EDT
  • Total Eclipse Ends: 10:50:57 EDT
  • Partial Eclipse Ends: 0:08:47 EDT Thur Feb 21
  • Penumbral Eclipse Ends: 1:15:39 EDT

Lunar Eclipse Map A .pdf file.

Data courtesy "Observer's Handbook 2008" and USNO

Upcoming events

MCOF Public Star Party February 1 and 8, 2008 at 7:00 pm and Feb 29, 2008 at 7:30 pm.

Shenandoah Astronomical Society Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at 7:00pm. - Club Meeting at Lord Fairfax Community College, Middletown, Va.

The Links radio button contains links to 11 different topics which are listed below:

Other Links of Interestnew      August 13, 2007

Astronomy and Science media Links of Interest
Astronomy Clubs
Education Outreach
ExtraSolar Astronomy
Meteor Showers
NASA Missions
NASA Links
Planetariums and Science Centers
Radio Astronomy
Solar Astronomy

more Links pages coming in the future

2008 Winter Calendar

Viewing nights are Friday Evenings unless noted - Check website for cloudy/raindate

January 4, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:00 PM

February 1, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:00 PM

February 8, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:00 PM

February 29, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

March 7, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

March 28, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

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Public Star Party January 4, 2008.     see details below

Morgan County Observatory
Latitude 39 28 41.94 N
Longitude 78 13 18.04 W

Observatory (click to view larger image)

The MCOF Public Star Party will be held on Friday January 4, at 7:00 pm at the Morgan County Observatory. There will be stargazing, refreshments, movies and hands on astronomy exhibits to entertain folks of all ages.

Upcoming events

MCOF Public Star Party January 4, 2008

Shenandoah Astronomical Society Wednesday, January 9, 2008 at 7:00pm. - Club Meeting at Lord Fairfax Community College, Middletown, Va.

The Links radio button contains links to 11 different topics which are listed below:

NASA Missions new       March 24, 2006
NASA Links new      February 3, 2007
Astronomy Clubs new       October 25, 2006
Astronomy and Science media Links of Interest
Education Outreach
ExtraSolar Astronomy
Meteor Showers
Other Links of Interest new      August 13, 2007
Planetariums and Science Centers
Radio Astronomy
Solar Astronomy

more Links pages coming in the future

2008 Winter Calendar

Viewing nights are Friday Evenings unless noted - Check website for cloudy/raindate

January 4, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:00 PM

February 1, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:00 PM

February 8, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

February 29, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

March 7, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

March 28, 2008

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

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