Upcoming events

11 Sep 2015 7:30 PM • The Thinkery, 1830 Simond Avenue
12 Sep 2015 6:00 PM • Canyon of the Eagles, Eagle Eye Observatory
19 Sep 2015 6:00 PM • Canyon of the Eagles, Eagle Eye Observatory
24 Sep 2015 7:00 PM • Cafe Express - 3418 N. Lamar Blvd. Austin, TX 78705
09 Oct 2015 7:30 PM • UT Austin Campus ETC Building Rm 2.136
10 Oct 2015 6:00 PM • Canyon of the Eagles, Eagle Eye Observatory
17 Oct 2015 6:00 PM • Canyon of the Eagles, Eagle Eye Observatory
Austin Clear Sky Chart

Eagle Eye Observatory
Clear Sky Chart

AAS members Mike and Tara Krzywonski are looking for backers for their Messier Observers' Planisphere. Click here for more information.

The Sky This Month

Deep sky observers should check out Brian Cuthbertson's Observing Targets for August.

The Perseid meteor shower peaks on August 12 in very dark skies just before the new moon, and the following full moon will be a supermoon where the moon is near its closest approach to Earth. September brings two eclipses: a partial solar eclipse on the 13th visible only from Antarctica and southern Africa and a total lunar eclipse with the full moon on the 28th. In Austin, the moon will enter the Earth's shadow as it is crossing the horizon around 7:12 PM.

Solar System Events
 Perseid shower peaks 12
 New Moon 14
 Full Moon, supermoon 29
 Mercury maximum eastern elongation 4
 New Moon, partial solar eclipse 13
 Full Moon, total lunar eclipse 28
4 hour exposure, Camera/Filters: QSI 683 wsg-8 with Astrodon LRGB filters, Scope: Takahashi 130d

Image of the Month - Anis Abdul

Andromeda Galaxy
from Avery Ranch

More photos

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