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A group of stargazers who meet once or twice a month in Oxford Mass. If you're a casual backyard astronomer or have never done much observing at all, gazing at the stars might be just the remedy you need to take your mind off every day life. Astronomy is obviously the oldest and most popular of space hobbies. Even the occasional sky-watching by unaided eye or a small telescope can be a marvelous experience, This group is for the casual observer. Things to know if your considering the Oxford Astronomy Group, You don't need a telescope to get started. Just an interest. In fact you should not get a telescope yet. A lawn chair and a good clear night is all you need. How do you know what to look for and where to look? You need a star wheel.

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Midnight Moon Eclipse Party at the EcoTarium in Worcester, MA

Aldrich Astronomical Society, Inc. volunteers will be at the EcoTarium in Worcester, Massachusetts to celebrate a total lunar eclipse of the super moon on Sunday, January 20, 2019! There is an admission price to the EcoTarium which will allow you to see the eclipse, tour the Museum with displays and programs and enjoy the show at the digital planetarium. Aldrich will have a display table at the event along with a number of telescopes on sundial plaza to view the eclipse as it progresses throughout the night! This event kicks off our celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the first Apollo Moon Landing and the 60th Anniversary of the creation of NASA. Please follow this link to register for this event - there is a cost charged by the EcoTarium per person but this does give you access to a lot of knowledge and learning inside the facility. Aldrich volunteers will answer any astronomical or space related questions you may have and provide updates about the amazing New Horizons Ultima Thule flyby that happened on the morning of January[masked]! http://www.ecotarium.org/ Dress warm - there is plenty of parking on site and we will move indoors if the weather prevents us from seeing it directly overhead in Worcester skies - they will have the capability of remote viewing to other locations that will have views of the progress of the eclipse! Let us know if you plan to attend but please remember to register at the EcoTarium website since they are opening their facilities to view this event and their is an attendance charge. You should start to see to first hints of the partial eclipse start around 10:30 PM on Sunday, January 20th.

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Delta Aquariids Active from July 21st to August 23rd 2015 Alpha Capricornids Active from July 11th to August 10th 2015 Perseids Active from July 13th to August 26th 2015 Total Lunar Eclipse Sep 27-28 Penumbral Eclipse begins Sep 27 at 8:11 PM Partial Eclipse begins Sep 27 at 9:07 PM Full Eclipse begins Sep 27 at 10:11 PM Maximum Eclipse Sep 27 at 10:47 PM Full Eclipse ends Sep 27 at 11:23 PM Partial Eclipse ends Sep 28 at 12:27 AM Penumbral Eclipse ends Sep 28 at 1:22 AM More in Oct and beyond

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