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Last Updated April 21st, 2018

Date Time Event Address More Info
4/13 8pm Yuri's night under the Space Shuttle Kennedy Space Center Visistor's complex
Set up time at least 1 hour early. Remeber it is Daylight Savings time. More info to come...
4/13-14 3:00pm

Kissimmee Prarie Preserve
BAS Campout and Observing.

(make camping reservations at)

(Pad sites available through BAS)

33104 NW 192nd Ave
Okeechobee, FL 34972

From North or South on I-95:
Exit #131 at Orange Ave./CR68-Ft. Pierce
Head west on CR 68 approximately 35 miles until the road ends at Hwy 441
Turn right (north) on Hwy 441
In less than 1 mile turn left on CR 724
After 13 miles, turn right (north) onto Peavine Trail
Stay on Peavine Trail 5 miles
Preserve Entrance straight ahead
4/16   New Moon    
Public invited
7pm Brevard Astronomical Society Meeting Watch your e-mail for meeting location or contact BAS for more information at  
4/23-24   Lyrids Meteor Shower    
Public invited
8-9pm F.I.T. Astronomy Lecture Series

Toby S. Daly-Engel - Florida Institute of Technology

Topic (TBA)
Olin Science Center
Florida Instute Of Technology
3012 Engineering St, Melbourne, FL 32901
4/29   Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation.    
4/30   Full Moon    


Date Time Event Address More Info
5/4 5:00-11pm F. Burton Park 7575 W King St, Cocoa, FL 32926 Need several telescopes. Bring Bug Spray. 100 guests.
5/6-7   Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower  
The Eta Aquarids is an above average shower, capable of producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. Most of the activity is seen in the Southern Hemisphere. In the Northern Hemisphere, the rate can reach about 30 meteors per hour. It is produced by dust particles left behind by comet Halley, which has known and observed since ancient times. The shower runs annually from April 19 to May 28. It peaks this year on the night of May 6 and the morning of the May 7. The waning gibbous moon will block most of the fainter meteors this year, but you should be able to catch quite A few good ones if you are patient. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Aquarius, but can appear anywhere in the sky.
5/9   Jupiter closest to Earth    
Barrier Island State Park
8385 South Hwy A1A
Melbourne Beach, FL
Need scopes for this event.
5/15   New Moon    
Public invited
7pm Brevard Astronomical Society Meeting Watch your e-mail for meeting location or contact BAS for more information at  
5/29   Full Moon    

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