Observing Schedule

MAS OBSERVING and FORUM DATES 2019

LUNAR CYCLE No

NEW MOON

FOREST
NEW MOON

WEEKEND1

TIMES 4

STARGARD

NIGHT 1

TIMES

PUBLIC NIGHTS 2,3

TIMES

MACARTHUR ASTRONOMY FORUM (PUBLIC)

START TIME

1

Sun 6th Jan

Fri-Sat 4th -5th Jan

SS 20.09

MS 20.18

NM-1

Sat 26th Jan

SS 20.09
MR 23.47

NM+6

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Mon 21st Jan

19.30

2

Tues 5th Feb

Fri-Sat 1st -2nd Feb

SS 19.48
MS 19.57
NM-3

Sat 2nd Mar

SS 19.54
MS 16.59
NM+4

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Mon 18th Feb

19.30

3

Thur 7th Mar

Fri-Sat 8th 9th Mar

SS 19.22
MS 20.59
NM+2

Sat 30th Mar

SS 18.53
MR 01.14
NM-6

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Mon 18th Mar

19.30

4

Fri 5th Apr

Fri-Sat 5th – 6th Apr

SS 17.40
MS 19.02
NM+1

Sat 27th Apr

SS 17.54
MR 23.52
NM-7

Sat 13th Apr
NM+7

DOMES

SS 17.35
MR 13.33

Mon 15th Apr

19.30

5

Sun 5th May

Fri-Sat 3rd – 4th May

SS 17.13
MS 20.47
NM-1

Sat 25th May

SS 16.57
MR 22.36

NM-9

   

Mon 20th May

19.30

6

Mon 3rd June

Fri-Sat 31st May-1st Jun

SS 16.54
MS 15.36
NM-2

Sat 22nd Jun

SS 16.53
MR 21.21

NM -5

Sat 8th June
NM+5
DOMES

SS 16.53
MS 21.54

Mon 17th Jun

19.30

7

Wed 3rd July

Fri-Sat 28th -29th Jun

SS 17.13
MS 16.07
NM-2

Sat 27th Jul

SS 17.11
MR 1.42
NM-5

   

Mon 15th Jul

19.30

8

Thur 1st Aug

Fri-Sat 2nd – 3rd Aug

SS 17.16
MS 19.43
NM+2

Sat 24th Aug

SS 17.31
MR 1.32
NM-7

Sat 10thAug
IH Students at the Cabin

SS 17.21
MS 03.15

Mon 19th Aug

19.30

9

Fri.30th Aug

Fri-Sat 30th 31st Aug

SS 17.43
MR 5.45
NM+1

Sat 21st Sep

SS 17.50
MS 23.24
NM-8

Sat 7th Sep

NM+8

DOMES

SS 17.40

MS 02.07

Mon 16th Sep

19.30

10

Sun 29th Sept

Fri-Sat 27th-28th Sept

SS 18.03
MR 5.20
NM-1

Sat 19th Oct

SS 19.11
MR 23.18
NM-10

Sat 5th Oct

NM+6

DOMES

SS 18.00

MS 01.15

Mon 21st Oct

19.30

11

Mon 28th Oct

Fri-Sat 25th-26th Oct

SS 19.17
MS 17.02
NM-2

Sat 23rd Nov

SS 19.14
MR 3.31
NM-5

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Mon 18th Nov

19.30

12

Wed 27t Nov

Fri-Sat 29th -30th Nov

SS 19.20
MS 20.43
NM+3

Sat 21st Dec

SS 20.05
MR 2.07
NM-6

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Mon 9th Dec

Student Night

19.30

13

Thur 26th
Dec

Fri-Sat 27th -28th Dec

SS 20.12
MS 21.55
NM

Mon31st Dec

NYE

SS 20.09
MS 23.46
NM-8

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TL

1. The best Saturday night of the cycle (i.e. closest to New Moon) is allocated to The Forest & second best to Stargard

2. Public nights are usually scheduled close to FQM. This suits the public who wish to view bright objects; the moonlight satisfies public safety concerns; and avoids cancellation of members observing nights. There is also potential for pubic nights to be nominated on a night when the Moon spectacularly rises during the event.
3. The annual International House Students Night is normally held in August and the date proposed, to avoid clashing with regular observing nights.

4. The times allocated to The Forest relate to the Saturday.

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