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Fort Wayne Astronomical Society, General Meeting Tuesday,
May 19, 7:30pm, University of Saint Francis, Schouweiler Planetarium. The Public is welcome.
Program: Part 1 Grab & Go Telescopes, Review of Explore Scientific AR102. Part 2, Life and Death of a Star, Forces of Gravity, a Cosmos DVD Series
The May Night Sky: Venus is gleaming in the western evening sky and will grow even brighter as the month goes on. By the 31st
it doesn't set until 3 hours after the sun does. Saturn rises about 9:30 p.m. in the southeast as the month begins and shines all
night, crossing into the southwest by morning. Look for brilliant Jupiter high in the west early in the evening. The crescent moon
visits it around 10 p.m. May 23 and 24. Mercury appears in the northwest about 45 minutes after sunset the first two weeks of May.
The Eta Aquariid meteor shower peaks the morning of May 16 but the moon will make seeing very many meteors a challenge.
New moon: May 18. - June Gladfelter