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Fort Wayne Astronomical Society, General Meeting Tuesday,
February 18 , 7:30pm, University of Saint Francis Schouweiler Planetarium.
Free public observing every clear Saturday night, April through November, at our new location, Jefferson Township Park.
5th Grade Space Art Contest Judging.
The April Night Sky: A total eclipse of the moon on April 14 will begin at 1:20 a.m. EDT and end at 5:33 a.m. Mars rises
in the southeast at sunset. On April 8 it will be visible all night and will be the brightest it has been since 2007. Jupiter is
high in the west at sunset. Saturn rises about 10:30 p.m. in early April and earlier as the month goes on. Venus rises in
the southeast shortly before dawn begins. The crescent moon visits it April 24 and 26. Meteors: The Lyrid shower will
peak around 1 a.m. April 22. New moon: April 29.   by June Gladfelter