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Fort Wayne Astronomical Society, General Meeting Tuesday, February 18 , 7:30pm, University of Saint Francis Schouweiler Planetarium.
Free public observing every clear Saturday night, April through November, at our new location, Jefferson Township Park.
Program: 5th Grade Space Art Contest Judging.
The April Night Sky: A total eclipse of the moon on April 14 will begin at 1:20 a.m. EDT and end at 5:33 a.m. Mars rises
in the southeast at sunset. On April 8 it will be visible all night and will be the brightest it has been since 2007. Jupiter is
high in the west at sunset. Saturn rises about 10:30 p.m. in early April and earlier as the month goes on. Venus rises in
the southeast shortly before dawn begins. The crescent moon visits it April 24 and 26. Meteors: The Lyrid shower will
peak around 1 a.m. April 22. New moon: April 29. by June Gladfelter