This week's sky at a glance
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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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We will update "The Planets This Month" and any important upcoming astronomical events or observing sessions in this section of our web page.
The YAS has decided to discontinue its Randall Park public viewing for 2014.
Clear skies everyone.
Summer Star Parties & EventsOregon Star Party, August 19th - 24th at the Ochoco National Forest observing site, Central OR.
YAS camp out & Star Party, August 21th - 24th at the Table Mountain observing site.
(Cancelled due to the Snag Canyon fire)
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 August 1st.
New Moon is August 25th at 7:12 am.
Meteor Showers: Perseids on August 10th - 13th.
Sunrise on August 1st is about 5:43 am.
Sunset on August 1st is about 8:33 pm.
Mars is bright in the Southwest at Sunset.
Saturn is bright in the Southwest at Sunset.
Neptune rises dim in the East at 9:34 pm.
Uranus rises dimly in the East about 10:53 am.
Venus rises bright in the East about 3:48 am.
Mercury rises bright in the East at 4:56 am.
Jupiter rise bright in the East at 5:12 am.
Note: Exact rise & set times depend on your horizon.
The Yakima Astronomical Society web page is maintained by Bruce Perrault
The last update to this page was made on Tuesday, August 12, 2014.
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