Storm Team 11 Starwatch: Monday, April 1st – Sunday, April 7th 2019

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Happy Monday!  

Welcome to the 68th edition of StormTeam 11 Starwatch! This is a blog that will be posted weekly that will list events happening in the sky this week! 

Monday, April 1st 2019 

This morning before sunrise you will be able to see the thin crescent Moon, Venus and Mercury low in the sky! Look to the east to see this! The image below shows what the sky will look like. 

Image Courtesy of Bays Mountain Park and PlanetariumImage by Stellarium

Tuesday, April 2nd 2019

This morning you will also be able to see the thin crescent Moon, Venus and Mercury low in the eastern sky. The configuration will be slightly different though! Check out the image below to see what the sky will look like! 

Friday, April 5th 2019

Tonight is the New Moon. Remember, a New Moon is not visible in the sky. 

Tonight is also Bays Mountain’s Astronomy Club meeting. This will be at 7 PM. This month’s meeting is an observing primer workshop. The workshop will begin in the Discovery Theater with a short presentation and then everyone will go out to the dam with a 10″ Dob. Each new person will have the chance to point a scope for the first time. It is cooler at the dam so dress accordingly! 

Saturday, April 6th 2019

Tonight is Starwatch at Bays Mountain Park. Come view the night sky for free with large telescopes. The event begins at 8:30 PM. Every Saturday night in April there will be a free viewing at Bays Mountain Observatories. If the weather is poor, the planetarium theater will be used to tour the current night sky! 

Special thanks to Adam Thanz from Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium and Dr. Gary Henson from ETSU for this information. 

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