Past Landolt Astronomical Observatory Observing Schedule

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2017 Dates Time Main Targets
Sat, Feb.4 6:30-7:30 PM CST Venus and Mars conjunction
Sat., Mar. 4 9:00-10:00 PM CST Aldebaran disappears at 9:52:01 PM CST (Uranus near Mars)
Sat, Apr. 1 8:00-9:00 PM CST Mercury at greatest elongation
Sat, Apr. 29 9:00-10:00 PM CST Jupiter! And LAO Public Star Party
2016 Dates Time Main Targets
Sat, Jan 16 7:00-8:00 PM CST Half Moon and Orion Nebula
Tues, Jan 19 8:00-9:00 PM CST Aldebaran Occultation
(see the Moon cover the Eye of the Bull)
Sat, Feb 13 7:00-8:00 PM CST Orion Nebula, sextuple star, and Moon
Sat, Mar 12 9:00-10:00 PM CST Jupiter and moons, Sirius, Orion Nebula
Sat, Apr 16 7:30-9:30 PM CDT Jupiter near gibbous Moon
Sun, Sep 11 7:30-8:30 PM CDT Saturn, Mars, Venus, and Moon-on-a-half-shell
Sat, Oct 8 7:15-8:15 PM CDT Venus, Jupiter, and the Quarter Moon
Sun, Nov 6 6:00-7:00 PM CST Mars, Venus, First Quarter Moon
2015 Dates Time Main Targets
Sat, Jan 24 9:00-10:00 PM CST Jupiter, Quarter Moon, and Orion
Mon, Jan 26 9:00-11:00 PM CST Asteroid whipping close by Earth
Sat, Feb 28 7:00-8:00 PM CST Jupiter and the Moon
Sat, Mar 28 8:00-9:00 PM CDT Venus, Jupiter, and Quarter Moon
Sat, Apr 4 5:30-7:00 AM CDT Total lunar eclipse in the dawn
Sat, Apr 25 8:30-9:30 PM CDT Venus, Jupiter, and the Quarter Moon
Wed, May 20 8:00-9:00 PM CDT Viewing for Landolt Conference
Mon, July 6 10:00-11:00 AM CDT Tour for 50 first graders
Thur, July 23 8:30-9:30 PM CDT REU Astronomy Night
Sun, Sept 20 8:00-9:00 PM CDT Saturn, the Double-Double, and the Quarter Moon
Sun, Sept 27 8:30-11:30 PM CDT Total Lunar Eclipse (the Moon turning to Blood)
Sun, Oct 18 7:00-8:00 PM CDT Saturn-with-its-Rings and the Moon
Sat, Oct 24 3:00-6:00 PM CDT Open House for tailgaters
Sat, Nov 21 8:00-9:00 PM CDT Quarter Moon and long shadows on Pluto
2014 Dates Time Main Targets
Sat, Feb 8 7:00-8:00 PM CST Jupiter, Orion Nebula
Sun, March 9 9:00-11:00 PM CDT See the Demon Star blink!
Sat, April 5 9:00-11:00 PM CDT Mars at its best rises late
Tues, July 8 8:30-9:30 PM CDT REU Astronomy Night
Sun, Aug 30 8:00-9:00 PM CDT Saturn/Mars/Moon conjunction
Sun, Oct 5 7:30-8:30 PM CDT Mars mets Antares
Sat, Nov 1 7:00-8:00 PM CDT Gibbous Moon passes Neptune
2013 Dates Time Main Targets
Sat, February 16 6:00-8:00 PM 1st Quarter Moon and Jupiter
Sat, March 16 7:30-9:30 PM Waxing Crescent Moon, Jupiter, Mars
Sat, April 20 8:00-9:30 PM Waxing Gibbous Moon, Jupiter,
and Possibly Venus and Mars
Sun, Sept 15 8:00-9:00 PM CDT Waxing Moon, Double-Double
Sun, Oct 13 7:30-8:30 PM CDT Gibbous Moon, Albireo
Sun, Nov 10 6:00-7:00 PM CST Quarter Moon & the low Venus
Sat, Dec 7 6:00-7:00 PM CST Crescent Moon, Uranus
2012 Dates Time Main Targets
Sat, January 28
6:30-7:30 PM CST
Venus, Jupiter, Cresent Moon
Sat, March 3
8:30-9:30 PM CST
Mars at its best, Jupiter, Venus, Moon
Sat, March 31
8:00-9:00 PM CDT
Venus, Jupiter, Mars, Quarter Moon
Sat, April 28
9:00-10:00 PM CDT
Saturn, Mars, Venus, Moon
Sat, September 22
7:30-9:30 PM CDT
1st Quarter Moon and Mars
Sat, October 20
7:00-9:00 PM CDT
1st Quarter Moon and Mars
Sat, December 8
6:00-8:00 PM CST
Jupiter
2011 Dates Time Main Targets
Sat, February 12
6:30-7:30 PM CST
See the Demon's Eye Blink
Sat, March 12
7:00-8:00 PM CST
Orion Nebula, Quarter Moon
Sat, April 9
9:00-10:00 PM CDT
Saturn, Orion Nebula, Crescent Moon
Sat, May 7
8:30-9:30 PM CDT
Saturn, Crescent Moon
Sun, September 4
8:30-9:30 PM CDT
Quarter Moon, Double-Double
Sun, October 2
8:00-9:00 PM CDT
Crescent Moon, Albireo, Ring Nebula
Fri, November 4
7:30-8:30 PM CST
Quarter Moon, Jupiter, Ring Nebula
Sun, November 6
7:30-8:30 PM CST
Gibbous Moon, Jupiter, Uranus
Fri, December 2
6:00-7:00 PM CST
Quarter Moon, Jupiter
2010 Dates Time Main Targets
Sat, January 23
8:00-9:00 PM CST
Mars, Moon
Sat, Februray 20
7:00-8:00 PM CST
Mars, Moon
Sat, March 20
9:00-10:00 PM CDT
Equinox, Saturn, Mars, Moon
Sat, April 17
8:30-9:30 PM CDT
Saturn, Mars, Crescent, [Venus]
Sun, September 19
9:00-10:00 PM CDT
Close Jupiter/Uranus conjunction
Sun, October 17
7:30-8:30 PM CDT
Jupiter, Gibbous Moon, Uranus
Sun, November 14
6:00-7:00 PM
Jupiter, Gibbous Moon, Uranus
Sat, December 11
6:00-7:00 PM CST
Crescent Moon, Jupter, Uranus
2009 Dates Time Main Targets
Sat, January 3
6:00-7:00 PM CST
Pleiades, Venus, Quarter Moon
Sat, January 31
6:30-7:30 PM CST
Crescent Moon and Venus, Orion Nebula
Sat, February 28
7:00-8:00 PM CST
Crescent Moon and Venus, Rigel
Sat, April 4
8:30-9:30 PM CDT
Saturn, Gibbous Moon, Sirius
Sat, May 2
8:30-9:30 PM CDT
Saturn and Moon near Regulus
Sat, August 29
8:30-9:30 PM CDT
Comet impact scar on Jupiter
Sat, September 26
8:00-9:00 PM CDT
Jupiter, First Quarter Moon
Sun, October 25
7:00-8:00 PM CDT
Jupiter, First Quater Moon
Sat, November 21
6:00-7:00 PM
Cresent Moon, Jupiter
Mon, December 21
6:00-7:00 PM
Solstice! Moon/Jupiter/Neptune conjunction
2008 Dates Time Main Targets
Sat, January 19
7:00-8:00 PM CST
Moon next to Mars & Orion
Tues, January 22
5:45-6:45 PM CST
BR LSU Alumni Association
Sat, February 16
8:00-9:00 PM CST
Mars, Moon, Saturn, Orion
Wed, February 20
8:00-10:00 PM CST
Total lunar eclipse
Sat, March 15
8:00-9:00 PM CDT
Saturn, Mars, Moon, Orion
Sat, April 12
8:30-9:30 PM CDT
Saturn, Moon, Mars
Sat, May 10
8:30-9:30 PM CDT
Saturn, Quarter Moon, Mars
Sun, September 7
8:00-9:00 PM CDT
Quarter Moon, Jupiter, Ring Nebula
Sat, October 4
7:30-8:30 PM CDT
Jupiter, Moon, Sputnik 51st Anniv.
Sun, November 9
6:00-7:090 PM CST
Venus, Jupiter, Gibbous Moon
Sat, December 6
6:00-7:00 PM CST
Jupiter, Venus, Quarter Moon
2007 Dates Time Main Targets
Sat, January 27
7:00-8:00 PMCST
Moon, Orion
Sat, February 24
7:00-8:00 PM CST
Moon, Saturn, Orion
Sat, March 24
8:00-9:00 PM CDT
Moon, Saturn, Orion, Venus
Sat, April 21
8:30-9:30 PM CDT
Moon, Venus, Saturn
Tues, August 28
4:30-6:30 AM CDT
Total lunar eclipse
Sun, September 16
8:00-9:00 PM CDT
Crescent Moon, Jupiter
Sun, October 21
7:30-8:30 PM CDT
Moon, Jupitor, Uranus
Tues, October 30
9:00-10:00 PM CDT
Comet Holmes!
Sat, November 17
7:00-8:00 PM CST
Comet Holmes, Moon, Uranus
Sat, December 15
8:00-9:00 PM CST
Mars near opposition, Moon
2006 Dates Time Main Targets
Sat, January 7
7:00-8:00 PM CST
Mars, Moon Orion
Sat, February 4
7:00-8:00 PM CST
Saturn, Mars, Moon, Orion
Mon, February 6
7:00-8:00 PMCST
BRAS meeting, Open to public
Sat, March 4
7:00-8:00 PM CST
Saturn, Mars, Moon Orion
Sat, April 2
1:00-5:00 PM CDT
Sun, Moon (LSU Museum Day)
Sat, May 6
9:00-10:00 PM CDT
Saturn, Mars, Moon
Sun, September 3
8:30-9:30 PM CDT
Jupiter, Moon
Sun, October 1
8:00-9:00 PM CDT
Moon
Sat, October 28
8:00-9:00 PM CDT
Moon
Wed, November 8
1:15-4:30 PM CST
Mercury Transit
Sat, November 25
7:00-8:00 PM CST
Moon
Sat, December 30
7:00-8:00 PM CST
Moon Orion

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