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Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower 2017

On May 5 and 6 (peak), 2017 before dawn, is the Eta Aquariids meteor shower.

The Eta Aquariids meteor shower is debris from Halley’s Comet.

The best time to watch these meteors is in the early morning hours, before the beginning of morning twilight (see below).

Give yourself at least an hour of viewing time for watching as there will be lulls. Remember that it may take up to 20 minutes for your eyes to adjust to the dark.

Some meteors may fly in the dark hour before dawn for a few days before and after May 5/6.

May 4 — morning twilight: 4:31 AM
May 5 — morning twilight: 4:29 AM
May 6 — morning twilight: 4:28 AM
May 7 — morning twilight: 4:26 AM

City Star Party at Point Lobos/Lands End

telescopeSpace is big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind- bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist’s, but that’s just peanuts to space. — Douglas Adams

San Francisco Amateur Astronomers (SFAA) present its January San Francisco City Star Party this Saturday 14th from 6:00 pm.

SFAA members provide telescopes for you to view planets/stars.

Directions/Parking: At the intersection of Point Lobos Avenue and El Camino Del Mar, travel northbound on El Camino Del Mar, passing Seal Rock Drive on your right and you will see a “Not a Through Street” sign and another sign for Fort Miley. Continue until the road ends in a parking lot.

Admission: Free

Saturday, January 14, 2017
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Note: bad weather or overcast skies will cancel the event.

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