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January 2019

January 20–21: Total Lunar Eclipse

January 20 @ 10:00 - January 21 @ 02:15
The Sky, Up
Any City, DE United States

A total lunar eclipse visible  across North America will occur starting at 10:10PM (Penumbra contact -(not usually visible). Times are in EST. 10:34 p.m. partial eclipse begins 11:41 p.m Total eclipse begins 12:12 a.m. Middle of Totality 12:44 a.m. Totality ends 1:51 a.m. Partial eclipse ends 2:15 a.m. Penumbra ends

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February 2019

Comet Iwamoto

February 9 - February 14
The Sky, Up
Any City, DE United States

This comet is moving fast between Virgo and Leo. Please see Sky and Telescope for information and charts. The dates given are from the chart path length. It can also be followed at Heavens-Above.com.

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Comet 64P Swift-Gehrels

February 9 - February 17
The Sky, Up
Any City, DE United States

This comet at magnitude 9 is found at Heavens-Above in Taurus. It recently passed very close to mars and is leaving Earth behind.

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April 2019

Harcourt Vernan Lecture: Discovering the First Pulsar in a Binary Star System

April 24 @ 07:30 - 19:30
Clayton Hall, University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19711 United States

Join Dr. Taylor as he describes how he and his graduate student Russell Hulse discovered the first pulsar in a binary system, named PSR B1913+16, while conducting a survey for pulsars in 1974. Sponsored by the Mt. Cuba Astronomical Observatory in partnership with  the Delaware Asteroseismic Research Center, the Mount Cuba Foundation,  and the University of Delaware. Green Bank Observatory Green Bank, West Virginia. Event Description as PDF SPACE IS LIMITED Please register at Vernon Registration. Harcourt Vernon Lecture April…

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May 2019

Eta Aquariid Meteor Shower

May 5 @ 03:00 - 04:30
The Sky, Up
Any City, DE United States

This is expected to be the only meteor shower that will have a good display this year. Other, more famous showers, will be battling the nearly Full Moon for visibility. This shower will have no moon at all since we have  just had a New Moon. You should expect perhaps 10–20 per hour because of the low angle of the radiant (15°–25°) in the morning before sunrise on May 5th. More likely half that number (editor's opinion). These originate from…

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Star Gaze Star Party 2019

May 30 - June 2
Trap Pond State Park – Cypress Point, N38° 31'30" W75° 27'58"
Laurel, DE United States

The  Star Gaze star party will be held at Trap Pond . New Moon is on June 3, 2019 and the new dates for Star Gaze are  Thursday May 30th  through Sunday, June 2nd, 2019. Stargaze  Registration is Open  

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June 2019

Dr. Runyon’s presentation on Ultima Thule and NASA’s future plans for the Kuiper Belt exploration.

June 2 @ 17:00 - 19:30
First Presbyterian Church, 118 W Commerce St.
Smyra, DE 19977-1119 United States
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$10 – $15

At Delmarva Stargazers’ monthly meeting on June 2, 2019, Dr. Kirby Runyon of the Johns Hopkins’ Applied Physics Laboratory will be discussing Ultima Thule (NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto's next target) and future plans for the Kuiper Belt exploration.

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Dover Library – STEM Makerfest

June 15 @ 10:00 - 14:00
Dover Public Library, 35 Loockerman Plaza
Dover, DE 19901 United States

My name is Jaclyn and I am a librarian at the Dover Public Library. On Saturday, June 15th, 2019 the Library will be hosting its annual STEM Makerfest from 10am to 2pm. The goal of the Makerfest is to bring innovative programming related to science, technology, engineering, and math to the community and to get them excited about the creative opportunities available in these fields of study. Participants are invited to bring technology, experiments, and other interactive materials to showcase their designs, inventions, and examples of work.…

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July 4th summer picnic

June 29 @ 13:00 - 17:00
Don Surles House, 514 Marilyn Road
Smyrna, DE 19977 United States

Delmarva Star Gazers annual 4th of July picnic on your calendar....it will be Saturday, beginning at 1 pm on June 29 at my house...514 Marilyn Road, Smyrna, DE....hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, watermelon, corn on the cob...and the best camaraderie possible. See you there!

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September 2019

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman

September 20 @ 20:00 - 22:00
Lums Pond State Park, 1068 Howell School Road
Bear, DE 19701 United States

The Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife hosts an annual Becoming an Outdoors-Woman event to engage adult women (ages 18 and above) in outdoor recreational activities such as fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, boating, etc. Our 2019 event will be held at Lums Pond State Park (at Area 4) as an overnight camping weekend on September 20-22. This is an outreach event. Attendance is expected  to be about 50 people - several telescopes maybe required. New Information: Our Becoming an Outdoors-Woman…

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