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Mid-Florida Stargaze


The Mid Florida Stargaze has been the premier annual observing event of the Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches for many years.  Each Stargaze has been held at a dark sky site offering spectacular views of deep sky objects.  For the 2015 Stargaze, we will return to George DeBarros’ “Milky Way Ranch” in Venus, Florida.  The sky is exceptionally dark at Venus and provides wonderful views of a bright, easily visible Milky Way and remote galaxies.  Not only are the usual winter sky highlights of Orion, Auriga and Gemini visible, but many highlights of the southern sky, such as the huge globular cluster Omega Centauri (actually visible to the naked eye), the active galaxy Centaurus A and the beautiful spiral galaxy M83 may also be seen.  The 2015 Stargaze will take place over the new moon weekend of Thursday, March 19th to Sunday morning, March 22nd.  

Earlier Event: March 14
JD Park Observing Session
Later Event: March 21
West Delray Park Observing Session