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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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.
Bright Jupiter is high in the Southeast at Sunset.
Bright Venus is in the Southeast at Sunrise.
Clear skies everyone.
Spring Star PartiesSunlakes 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 March 1st.
New Moon is March 30th at 11:44 am.
Meteor Showers: No meteor showers in March.
Sunrise on March 1st is about 6:42 am.
Sunset on March 1st is about 5:48 pm.
Uranus is dim in the Southwest at Sunset.
Jupiter is high in the Southeast at Sunset.
Mars rises bright in the East about 9:40 pm.
Saturn rises bright in the East about 11:57 pm.
Venus rises bright in the East about 4:26 am.
Mercury rises bright in the East at 5:42 am.
Neptune rises dim in the East at 6:38 am.
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 Saturday, March 01, 2014.
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