Welcome to the University of Texas Skywatchers' Report for November 10th through the 16th.
The moon is at third quarter on the night of Sunday the 16th into the morning hours of the 17th.
Although it was too cloudy to observe in Austin, skywatchers in clear locations around the world were treated to a total lunar eclipse on Saturday. Spaceweather.com has posted a gallery of images.
On Thursday night, look for the moon to the lower left of Saturn and to the upper right of the celestial twins, Castor and Pollux of the constellation Gemini. Also that evening, the North Taurid meteor shower peaks. This shower usually produces about 15 meteors an hour.
For more skywatching tips for the week check out stardate.org
The telescope at Robert Lee Moore Hall is open to the public on Wednesday nights starting at 7:00 p.m. RLM is located on the southeast corner of Dean Keeton and Speedway. Take the elevators to the 17th floor and follow the signs to the telescope.
The telescope at Painter hall is open on Fridays for UT students, faculty and staff and Saturdays are open for the general public, both currently running from 8 to 10 p.m. Painter Hall is located on 24th street about half way between Speedway and Guadalupe.
All events are free and open to all ages and no reservations are required. Observing events are weather permitting. Call 232-4265 for up-to-date cancellation information.
Note that star party times and availability change throughout the year. Please call this recording to check times before planning a visit to the telescopes.
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