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Fort Wayne Astronomical Society, General Meeting Tuesday, August 15 , 7:30pm, Alllen County Public Librar,
Main Library, 900 Library Plaza.
Program: 2017 August 21, Total Solar Eclipse Crosses USA. by Mikal Pulse, Laura Ainslie, Greg Jacobs.
The Fort Wayne Astronomical Society will have Public Viewing of the 88% Partial Eclipse
on the East Plaza of the Allen County Public Library, Monday August 21st.
Eclipse starts: 12:59 pm, Mid Eclipse: 2:25 pm, Eclipse ends: 3:47 pm.
Saturday Night Stargazing at Jefferson Township Park every clear Saturday night starting 1 hour after sunset and
continuing for 2 hours. April through November.
August Night Sky: Start the month off by looking for the Planet Mercury low in the West. You might see Regulas to the right. Use
binoculars first, and if found see if you can see Mercury naked eye. It sets just before evening twilight ends. 11,12 - Perseids Meteor
Shower is one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. They are famous for producing
a large number of bright meteors. The shower runs annually from July 17 to August 24. The waning gibbous moon will block out many
of the fainter meteors this year, best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Full Moon is the 7th . . . Green Corn Moon.