Public Observing November
p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Rudy Park, York, PA. Observatory
will be an Astronomy Program in the Observatory if cloudy.
York County Astronomical Society, Inc. is a non-profit organization
dedicated to the advancement of the science of astronomy.
Expand your mind by taking in the expanse of the universe.
Come and view the night skies with us through one of our telescopes and let our experienced
members guide you on a tour of celestial wonders, including stars, planets,
nebulae, and the moon. You are also invited to bring your own telescope and
share your experiences with other amateur astronomers. Star Charts are available to help your exploration of the nighttime sky.
observing activities at John Rudy Park, if the weather is questionable, please check our voice message at
717 759 YCAS (9227)
for notice of any late cancellation or for an updated
status, check this website.
Observatory See: Directions
If it is clear or mostly clear, the activity will occur as scheduled. If it is completely cloudy, raining or snowing, the activity will be changed to an astronomical
presentation in observatory.
information on events, scheduling a private party star watch, directions
to the observing site, or for general Society information
please email YCAS at: E-Mail
Sun on November 11, 2017 is in the constellation Libra "The
Scales" rising at 12:54 pm.
Click on Moon to
11th finds the The Last Quarter Moon rising well after public
observing ends rises at 12:44 am in the east located
in the constellation Leo "The Lion" Phase of the Moon will be
46.05% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated. Full
Moon known as the Full Beaver Moon or Full Harvest Moon occurred on
Visible for November Public Observing Night
is in the constellation Aquarius and is up after sunset visible in
the south southwest. Neptune sets around 1:13 am.
is located in Pisces and rises at 4:54 am. It will be high in the
C/2017 O1 (ASASSN) is in the northern sky this night in
constellation Camelopardalis. The comet will be an Angular separation: 11°27'49.871"
to the right (east) from Polaris.
Leonid Meteor shower peaks on November 18th.
for 9:00 P.M.
Dipper is low in the northern horizon. Above the Big Dipper is the Little Dipper which
contains Polaris the north star. See How to use the Big
Dipper to find Polaris the north star. See: Finding
In the north is the Little Dipper, Cassiopeia "the Queen of
Andromeda "the Princess of
Ethiopia" containing M-31
(the Andromeda Spiral) galaxy. the constellation Pegasus "the
Winged Horse". Perseus
"the Rescuer of Andromeda". Rising in the east are
the constellations Gemini "the Twins" and Orion
"the Hunter". Above Orion is the constellation Taurus
"the Bull". To the left (Northesast) of Taurus is the
constellation Auriga :the Charioteer".
Triangle consisting of the constellations Aquila, Lyra and Cygnus
is low in the west. In the south you will find Aquarius "the
Water Carrier" and Cetus "the Whale". These are just a few of the many constellations visible this
IN PROGRESS FOR NOVEMBER PUBLIC OBSERVING
November 11, 2017, 2017 Night Sky Below
a memorable tour with members of the York County Astronomical Society of
Galaxies, planets, the moon and the constellations of the night sky.
and Constellations Astronomical Pronunciation Guide
the Wonders of your Universe
Picture of the Day
Our sun is almost one million miles in diameter and a million earths would fit in it.
It takes light eight minutes to reach us from the sun.
The last star shown in video is VY Canis Majoris which takes light about 5000 years to reach us
that is light traveling at 186,000 miles per second x 60 seconds
in a minute x 60 minutes in an hour x 365 days in a year x 5000 years.
VY Canis Majoris is (almost 2 billion ) 1.7 billion miles in diameter.
POLLUTION OF OUR NIGHT SKIES
What does light pollution look like?
What does your nighttime sky look like? Try this fun interactive game to see how light
pollution affects the stars you see at night:
Dark Sky Association
Weather and Directions