This week's sky at a glance
Watch NASA TV
Hubble Heritage Project
Hubble Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
Galaxy Evolution Explorer
LIGO - Hanford Observatory
US Naval Observatory
NASA Human Spaceflight
View International Space Station
European Space Agency
Welcome to the Planets
Observing Jupiter's Red Spot
Observing Jupiter's Moons
Observing Saturn's Moons
An Observing Guide to Saturn
Mars THEMIS Images
Big Bear Solar Observatory
Sloan Digital Sky Survey
NRAO - Very Large Array
Sky & Telescope
SLOOH Space Camera
The Astronomy Net
Cloudy Nights Telescope Reviews
Deep Sky Collections
International Dark Sky Association
Earth at Night
The Lunar 100
Hitchhiker's guide to the Moon
The Planetary Society
Magnitude Calculator 1
Magnitude Calculator 2
Choosing Your First Telescope
An Introduction to Deep-Sky Objects
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YAS News & Events
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If anyone needs to contact the Yakima Astronomy Society, please use one of the email addresses listed above.
We will update "The Planets This Month" and any important upcoming astronomical events or observing sessions in this section of our webpage.
The YAS has decided to discontinue its Randall Park public viewing for 2014.
Clear skies everyone.
Spring Star Parties & EventsTotal Lunar Eclipse - Monday night, April 14th.
(totality begins about midnight)
Sunlakes Camp Delany Star Party (April).
Goldendale Campout & Star Party (May).
YAS Campout & Star Party, August 20th - 24th at the Table Mountain observing site.
Orion Nebula Star Party, September 18th - 20th at the Table Mountain observing site.
The Planets This Month
(in order of appearance)
Planetary positions in Yakima for April 1st.
New Moon is April 28th at 11:14 pm.
Total Lunar Eclipse - Monday night, April 14th.
Meteor Showers: April 22nd, the Lyrids.
Sunrise on April 1st is about 6:42 am.
Sunset on April 1st is about 7:31 pm.
Jupiter is high in the South at Sunset.
Mars rises bright in the East about 8:05 pm.
Saturn rises bright in the East about 10:51 pm.
Venus rises bright in the East about 5:04 am.
Neptune rises dim in the East at 5:36 am.
Mercury rises bright in the East at 6:12 am.
Uranus rises dimly with the Sun in the East.
Note: Exact rise & set times depend on your horizon.
The Yakima Astronomical Society webpage is maintained by Bruce Perrault
The last update to this page was made on Tuesday, April 01, 2014.
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