Monday, November 28, 2016

December Meeting

The Lowcountry Stargazers will hold their next meeting on Thursday, December 1st at 7pm, at Atlantic Aviation, 6060 S Aviation Ave, North Charleston, SC 29406. Hope you can join us!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Eclipse Countdown

Nine months and counting until the total solar eclipse over Charleston! Most people will be focused on the sun and the moon, but during totality, you'll be able to a few planets and bright stars too. To learn more, take a look at this article from EarthSky.org.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Monday's Supermoon

Monday's Supermoon is the closest full moon since January 26, 1948. The next time a full moon will be as close will be November 25, 2034.

Friday, November 11, 2016

November Newsletter

Our November newsletter is hot off the presses! Take a look! Remember, you can find the latest newsletter, as well as past issues,  in the sidebar to the right.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Astronomy Program: Where the Sand Meets the Stars


Join the National Park Service and Lowcountry Stargazers on an exciting journey into space and learn about the most beautiful wonders above! This free program will take place at 6:30 pm on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Fort Moultrie, located at 1214 Middle Street, Sullivan’s Island. There will be a brief presentation inside the Fort Moultrie Visitor Center before visitors are escorted to the stargazing field in front of the fort, near the Charleston Harbor.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Werner X Visible on the Moon

I hope everyone remembered to "fall back" last night. Now we have a treat for you. Tonight, just after 9:15pm, you will be able to see the "Werner X" on the moon. It is a clair-obscur effect in which light and shadow creates the appearance of the letter "x". You can find it along the terminator about a quarter of the way up from the south. There are many more of these, but this one is the most popular. If you want to read more about these:

http://the-moon.wikispaces.com/clair-obscur