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Occultation of the Pleiades 28-29 December

In the night of 28 December will happen an occultation of the Pleiades by the Moon.

www.pierpaoloricci.it/eventi/pleiadi-28-12-09_eng.htm
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Trio Jupiter-Neptune-Moon 21 December

In the evening of 21 December will happen a new trio between Jupiter, Neptune and the Moon

www.pierpaoloricci.it/eventi/trio21-12-09_eng.htm
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Trio Jupiter, Neptune, Moon 23-24 November

In the night between 23 and 24 November (0 UT) Jupiter, Neptune and the Moon will together in conjunction.

www.pierpaoloricci.it/eventi/trio23-11-09_eng.htm
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Occultation of a shadow on Jupiter

This night from 00.16 UT to 00.31 UT the satellite Ganimede will occult the satellite's shadow Io of Jupiter, very rare event

www.pierpaoloricci.it/eventi/giove211109_eng.htm
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Sunspot Alert !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Big Bear and similar instruments are showing new sunspot activity but you have to catch it quickly before it rotates off.

I'm clouded out in Prague but hope someone else can take some snaps.
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Asteroid near the Earth

This night an asteroid is passed at only 14000 from the Earth.

www.pierpaoloricci.it/news_eng.htm
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Mars and the Moon in the Praesepe 8-9 November

On days 8-9 November will be a very nice trio, Mars, the Moon and the cluster M44 Presepe.

www.pierpaoloricci.it/eventi/trio09-11-09_eng.htm
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Occultation of the Pleiades 4 November

In the morning of 4 November the Moon will occult the Pleiades in S North America, N South America, NW Africa.

www.pierpaoloricci.it/eventi/pleiadi-04-11-09_eng.htm
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Possible Aurora alert

Massive SSC event: http://www.dcs.lancs.ac.uk/iono/aurorawatch/
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IYA Galilean Nights + Competition

stumbled across following
http://www.galileannights.org/about.html

http://www.astronomy2009.org/news/updates/552/

don't think i'll have much luck with viewing between now and 24th Oct as weather is ridiculous at min

also found competition open till 27th Oct
http://www.galileannights.org/competition.html

u must tag pics and upload to
http://www.flickr.com/groups/galileannights

from what i can see u have choice of pics with and without scope up to 8" only taken between 17 sept 09 to 27 oct 09

heres link to rules and what objects are ...
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