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Graveyard Shift Astronomy
November Learning the Night Sky and Leonids Meteor Shower
GYSA CLUB MEMBERS:
November Learning the Night Sky and Leonids Meteor Shower
Graveyard Shift Astronomy will be hosting two events this Friday, November 16: 

·         10:30 pm – 11:30 pm – Our November Learning the Night Sky.
·         11:30 pm – 3:00 am – Leonids meteor shower. 

Our November Learning the Night Sky series will feature four constellations from Greek mythology, we will demonstrate how to navigate the night sky using just your hand, and we will observe some terrific deep sky treasures with telescopes.

This years’ Leonids are expected to be decent, around 15 meteors per hour.  Back in 1966, the Leonids produced one of the greatest meteor storms in history.  On November 17, 1966, thousands of meteors per minute plowed through our atmosphere over the course of 15 minutes!  Will the 2012 Leonids whimper or roar this year?  The only way to know is to see for yourself.

Current weather projections call for mostly clear skies with a low of 40 degrees Fahrenheit.  Dress warmly and don’t forget your chairs, blankets, and hot chocolate.  As per park rules, no alcohol is allowed.

Little Mulberry Park has three entrances; our meeting place will be off Fence Road.  We will meet at the top of the hill northwest of the parking lot.  There will be signs and neon lights to mark the way.

All this information is also on our Events Calendar at http://graveyardshiftastronomy.org.  Hope to see you all there.

Dates: Friday, 11/16/2012 - Saturday, 11/17/2012
Time: 10:30 PM - 3:00 AM
Location: Little Mulberry Park, 3855 Fence Road, Auburn, GA 30011 (Get Directions)
Information for Visitors:
Current weather projections call for mostly clear skies with a low of 40 degrees Fahrenheit.  Dress warmly and don’t forget your chairs, blankets, and hot chocolate.  As per park rules, no alcohol is allowed.

Little Mulberry Park has three entrances; our meeting place will be off Fence Road.  We will meet at the top of the hill northwest of the parking lot.  There will be signs and neon lights to mark the way. 
 
Event Location
Little Mulberry Park
Address: 3855 Fence Road
Auburn, GA 30011
(Get Directions)

Contact GYSA for more information.
Email this Club   Phone: 678-571-8781

Event Log
Name of Primary Presenter/Organizer: Jeffery Rebitzke
Presenter's Profession: Ecologist
Event Type: Star Party(Astronomy night): School/Public/Other group
Number of club members participating as presenters: 2
Toolkit Used:
   No NSN Outreach ToolKits or Resources Used
Topic Covered:
   Telescopes
Total number of visitors: 5
What materials were handed out?
November Learning the Night Sky with Cassiopeia, Cepheus, Andromeda, and Perseus, along with selected deep sky objects.
Comments and anecdotes about the event:
The Leonids were unremarkable; I witnessed only 4 the entire evening.
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