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Last Updated May 20th, 2017


2017
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Date Time Event Address More Info
5/5 5:00 to 11:00pm F Burton Smith Park

F Burton Smith Park, Highway 520 Cocoa, FL 32926

When you enter the park stay on the road to the right.  After you pass the 2nd pavilion on the right - turn right through the gate and follow the road around to the camping area.  Meet-up is on the north west end of the camping area.

The above is the directions to the site. If I remember it's a wooden post fence/gate and dirt path back to the site next to the water. Electricity available, recommend batteries in case. It's May so bring bug spray!

5/10   Full Moon    
5/17 7pm Brevard Astronomical Society Meeting 1519 Clearlake Rd. Cocoa, FL 32922  
5/25   New Moon    

 


2017
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Date Time Event Address More Info
6/9   Full Moon    
6/15   Saturn at Opposition    
6/21   June Solstice    
6/21 7pm Brevard Astronomical Society Meeting 1519 Clearlake Rd. Cocoa, FL 32922  
6/24   New Moon    
         

 


2017
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Date Time Event Address More Info
7/9   Full Moon    
7/19 7pm Brevard Astronomical Society Meeting 1519 Clearlake Rd. Cocoa, FL 32922  
7/23   New Moon    
         
         

 


2017
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Date Time Event Address More Info
8/7   Full Moon    
8/7   Partial Lunar Eclipse    
8/12-13   Perseids Meteor Shower    
8/16 7pm Brevard Astronomical Society Meeting 1519 Clearlake Rd. Cocoa, FL 32922  
8/21   New Moon    
8/21   Total Solar Eclipse    

 


2017
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Date Time Event Address More Info
9/6   Full Moon    
9/20 7pm Brevard Astronomical Society Meeting 1519 Clearlake Rd. Cocoa, FL 32922  
9/20   New Moon    
9/22   September Equinox    
         

 


2017
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Date Time Event Address More Info
10/5   Full Moon    
10/7   Draconids Meteor Shower    
10/18 7pm Brevard Astronomical Society Meeting 1519 Clearlake Rd. Cocoa, FL 32922  
10/19   New Moon    
10/21-22   Orionids Meteor Shower    

 


2017
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Date Time Event Address More Info
11/4   Full Moon    
11/4-5   Taurids Meteor Shower    
11/13   Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter    
11/15 7pm Brevard Astronomical Society Meeting 1519 Clearlake Rd. Cocoa, FL 32922  
11/17-18   Leonids Meteor Shower    
11/18   New Moon    

 


2017
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Date Time Event Address More Info
12/3   Full Moon, Supermoon    
12/13-14   Geminids Meteor Shower    
12/18   New Moon    
12/21 7:00pm Brevard Astronomical Society Christmas Party
TBD  
12/21   December Solstice    
12/21-22   Ursids Meteor Shower    

 






















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2017
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Date Time Event Address More Info
4/7   Jupiter at Opposition.    
4/11   Full Moon    
4/19 7pm Brevard Astronomical Society Meeting 1519 Clearlake Rd. Cocoa, FL 32922  
4/22-23   Lyrids Meteor Shower    
4/26   New Moon    
4/28 8:00pm F.I.T. Lecture Series Olin Science Center
150 W University Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32901, USA
http://cos.fit.edu/pss/aapls.php
4/29 6:00pm Astronomy Day at the Eastern Florida State College Planetarium - Cocoa. 1519 Clearlake Rd. Cocoa, FL 32922 Setup 5pm or earlier if you want to do some solar observing.

 

March
2017
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Date Time Event Address More Info
5-10:30p Moonlight Stroll   Postponed to Fall 2017
3/5 11:00 am to 4:00 pm EcoFest Environmental Learning Center.
255 Live Oak Dr. Vero Beach, FL 32963
Basically Solar Observing. 3,000 to 4,000 in attendance.
3/10 - 3/11 6-9+pm STEM Star Party 4603 W. Colonial Dr.
Orlando, FL 32808
Click to enlarge mapCFF map

Set up is building 2. Drop off and park in general parking. You can come early if you want to do some solar observing.

3/12   Full Moon    
3/15 7pm Brevard Astronomical Society Meeting 1519 Clearlake Rd. Cocoa, FL 32922  
3/17 5:00-10:00pm Enchanted Forest Star Party

444 Columbia Blvd,
Titusville, FL 32780

Set up at 5:00pm.
3/20   March Equinox.    
3/24 8:00pm F.I.T. Astronomy Lecture Series
(Florida Institute of Technology)
F.I.T. - Olin Science Center
150 W University Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32901
Topic (TBA)
3/24 - 3/26 3:00pm Kissimmee Prarie Preserve observing campout. Kissimmee Prarie Preserve (Astronomy Pads Available - check with Fran Kaplan)
03/25 6 pm to Midnight Canaveral National Seashore Astronomy Night Playlinda Entrance off of route 3. Setup will be at parking lot 7 which is the Eddy Creek location Google Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/XDTfuLTVNoS2
3/28   New Moon    
3/31 6-9pm Coastal Community School Beach Star Party
(set up at 5pm)
Pelican Beach Park
Satellite Beach, FL 32937

Click to enlarge map
There should be about 100 in attendance.

 

 

 

 

 

February
2017
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Date Time Event Address More Info
2/3 6-9pm Elementary School Star Party TBA Setup 5pm
2/11   Full Moon    
2/11   Penumbral Lunar Eclipse.    
2/15 7pm Brevard Astronomical Society Meeting 1519 Clearlake Rd. Cocoa, FL 32922  
5:00-10:00pm Enchanged Forest Star Party

444 Columbia Blvd,
Titusville, FL 32780

Postponed to Friday, 3/17
2/18 6 pm to 10 pm Bok Tower Dark Sky Festival 1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853 Website: https://boktowergardens.org/calendar/harmony-dark-sky-star-party/
2/24 8:00pm F.I.T. Astronomy Lecture Series
(Florida Institute of Technology)
F.I.T. - Olin Science Center
150 W University Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32901
Topic (TBA)
2/24 - 2/26 3:00pm Kissimmee Prarie Preserve observing campout. Kissimmee Prarie Preserve (Astronomy Pads Available - check with Fran Kaplan)
CAncelled 6 pm to Midnight Canaveral National Seashore Astronomy Night Playlinda Entrance off of route 3. Setup will be at parking lot 7 which is the Eddy Creek location Cancelled!
  2/26   New Moon    

 

 

 

 

January
2017
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Date Time Event Address More Info
1/ 3, 4   Quadrantids Meteor Shower.    
6:30pm Moonlight Stroll 1200 Evams Rd.
Melbourne, FL 32904
POSTPONED to March 4th
1/12   Venus at Greatest Eastern Elongation.    
1/12   Full Moon.    
01/14 5 pm to 11 pm Winter Sky Festival 100 Weldon Blvd Building B Sanford, FL 32773 We are asking volunteers to arrive between 3 pm and 4 pm depending on setup time. We will have telescopes setup in our faculty parking lot. There will be someone to assist you to the site. You can park your car near your telescope.
01/18 7:00pm Brevard Astronomical Society Meeting 1519 Clearlake Rd. Cocoa, FL 32922  
1/19   Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation.    
01/21 6 pm to Midnightt Canaveral National Seashore Astronomy Night Playlinda Entrance off of route 3. Setup will be at parking lot 7 which is the Eddy Creek location Google Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/XDTfuLTVNoS2
01/27   Elementary School Star Party TBA TBA
01/27 8:00pm F.I.T. Astronomy Lecture Series
(Florida Institute of Technology)
F.I.T. - Olin Science Center
150 W University Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32901
Topic (TBA)
1/27 - 1/28 3:00pm Kissimmee Prarie Preserve observing campout. Kissimmee Prarie Preserve (Astronomy Pads Available - check with Fran Kaplan)
  1/28   New Moon    

 

 

December

2016

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Date Time Event Address More Info
12/8 TBA Elementary School Star Party TBA TBA
12/10 4-8pm WINTERGREEN NIGHT LIGHTS Enviromental Learning Center

255 Live Oak Drive, Vero Beach FL 32963
Setup 2:30-3:30pm
12/13   Full Moon!    
12/21 7:00pm Brevard Astronomical Society Christmas Party
at Ashley's restaaurant in Rockledge
1609 US-1, Rockledge, FL 32955  
12/29   New Moon!    
12/29 - 12/30 3:00pm Kissimmee Prarie Preserve observing campout. Kissimmee Prarie Preserve (Astronomy Pads Available - check with Fran Kaplan)

 

November 2016

Day & TIme

Date

Event

Location

More info

Friday 4th Elementary School Star Party (TBA) Watch e-mails for more information.
Monday 14th Full Moon    
Wednesday
7:00pm
16th

Brevard Astronomical Society monthly meeting

Cocoa EFSC Planetarium
1519 Clearlake Rd., Cocoa FL 32922
(Click for Map)
         
Friday - Sunday 25th-27th Kissimmee Prarie Preserve observing campout. Kissimmee Prarie Preserve Kissimmee Prarie Preserve Campout
(Astronomy Pads Available - check with Fran Kaplan)
Tuesday 29th New Moon    
         

 

October 2016

Day & TIme

Date

Event

Location

More info

Sunday 16th Full Moon    
Wednesday
7:00pm
19th

Brevard Astronomical Society monthly meeting

Cocoa EFSC Planetarium
1519 Clearlake Rd., Cocoa FL 32922
(Click for Map)
         
Friday - Sunday October 28th Kissimmee Prarie Preserve observing campout. Kissimmee Prarie Preserve Kissimmee Prarie Preserve Campout
(Astronomy Pads Available - check with Fran Kaplan)
Sunday 30 New Moon    
         

 

September 2016

Day & TIme

Date

Event

Location

More info

Thursday 1st New Moon    
         
Friday 16th Full Moon    
         
Wednesday 21st

Brevard Astronomical Society monthly meeting

Cocoa EFSC Planetarium
1519 Clearlake Rd., Cocoa FL 32922
(Click for Map)
Friday
8:00pm
23rd F.I.T. Public Science Lecture Series Olin Science Center
Florida Instute Of Technology
More info to come
Friday 30th New Moon    
         

 

August 2016

Day & TIme

Date

Event

Location

More info

Tuesday 2nd New Moon    
Friday 12th Kennedy Space Center - Perseid Meteor show star party Kennedy Space Center Visitor complex Look for more information in your BAS emails.
Wednesday
7:00pm
17th

Brevard Astronomical Society monthly meeting

Cocoa EFSC Planetarium
1519 Clearlake Rd., Cocoa FL 32922
(Click for Map)
Thursday 18th Full Moon    
Friday 26th Double Tree Star Party TBD (Cancelled)
         
         

 

 

July 2016

Day & TIme

Date

Event

Location

More info

Monday 4th New Moon    
Tuesday 19th Full Moon    
Wednesday
7:00pm
20th

Brevard Astronomical Society monthly meeting

Cocoa EFSC Planetarium
1519 Clearlake Rd., Cocoa FL 32922
(Click for Map)
         
         
         
         

 

June 2016

Day & TIme

Date

Event

Location

More info

Saturday 4th New Moon    
Wednesday
7:00pm
15th

Brevard Astronomical Society monthly meeting

Cocoa EFSC Planetarium
1519 Clearlake Rd., Cocoa FL 32922
(Click for Map)
Monday 20th Full Moon    
         
         
         

 

May 2016

Day & TIme

Date

Event

Location

More info

Friday 6th New Moon    
Friday 6th F Burton Park Star Party Cancelled
7575 King St. Hwy.
520 Cocoa. FL 32927
Set up time: 7:00pm
Friday - Sunday 6th-8th Possible Kissimmee Prarie Preserve observing campout. Kissimmee Prarie Preserve Kissimmee Prarie Preserve Campout
(Astronomy Pads Available - check with Fran Kaplan)
Saturday 14th ASTRONOMY DAY!! Eastern Florida State College. (more information to come)
Wednesday
7:00pm
18th

Brevard Astronomical Society monthly meeting

Cocoa EFSC Planetarium
1519 Clearlake Rd., Cocoa FL 32922
(Click for Map)
Saturday 21st Full Moon    
         
         
         

 

April 2016

Day & TIme

Date

Event

Location

More info

Friday 1st Jupiter Elementary School Star Party (TBA) Look for e-mail from BAS officers
Thursday 7th New Moon    
Friday
7-10pm
8th

Palm Bay Star Party at Goode Park

Goode Park - 1300 Bianca Dr. N.E. Palm Bay, Fl. 32905 Set up time 5:30 PM
Wednesday
7:00pm
20th

Brevard Astronomical Society monthly meeting

Cocoa EFSC Planetarium
1519 Clearlake Rd., Cocoa FL 32922
(Click for Map)
Friday 22nd Full Moon    
         
         
         

 

March 2016

Day & TIme

Date

Event

Location

More info

Tuesday 8th Jupiter at Opposition    
Friday
8-11pm
11th PUBLIC STAR PARTY!! "Playalinda Beach"
Canaveral National Seashore
(Eddy Creek Parking Lot)
7:00pm setup
Saturday 12th Girl Scout Star Party (tentative) (sent by e-mail) TBA
Monday
7:00pm
14th Eau Gallie Public Library Star Party Eau Gallie Public Library More info to come!
Wednesday
7:00pm
16th

Brevard Astronomical Society monthly meeting

Cocoa EFSC Planetarium
1519 Clearlake Rd., Cocoa FL 32922
(Click for Map)
Saturday
5:00pm
19th Moonlight Stroll Erna Nixon Park  
Wednesday 23rd Full Moon    
         
         

February 2016

Day & TIme

Date

Event

Location

More info

Monday 8th New Moon!    
Friday
12th Christa McAuliffe Star Party (private)
(More information will be sent to the BAS members)  
Saturday 13th Girl Scout Star Party (private) (More information will be sent to the BAS members)  
Wednesday
7:00pm
17th

Brevard Astronomical Society monthly meeting

Cocoa EFSC Planetarium
1519 Clearlake Rd., Cocoa FL 32922
(Click for Map)
Monday 22nd Full Moon!    
Friday 26th F.I.T. Astronomy Lecture Series
150 W University Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32901 (Gleason Auditorium) Click here for more info)
         

 

January 2016

Day & TIme

Date

Event

Location

More info

Sunday & Monday 3rd & 4th Quadrantids Meteor Shower.    
Sunday 10th New Moon    
Wednesday - Saturday 13th-16th METERO SHOWER - near Draco Look toward the Northeast just before dawn (about 4 to 6am) near Vega and the constellation Draco. Fafnir is located on a line about halfway between Vega and Polaris.  
Saturday
5pm - 11pm
16th Winter Sky Festival 100 Weldon Boulevard 
Sanford, FL 32773
407.708.4722
(Click here for map)!
Wednesday
7:00pm
20th

Brevard Astronomical Society monthly meeting

Cocoa EFSC Planetarium
1519 Clearlake Rd., Cocoa FL 32922
(Click for Map)
Sunday 24th Full Moon    


December 2015

Day & TIme

Date

Event

Location

More info

Saturday 5th Enchanted Forest Star Party (More info to come) Enchanted Forest - Titusville Click for PDF Flyer
Friday 11th New Moon    
Friday
5:00pm
11th

New Moon Observing Session

Shiloh or Kissimmee Prarie Preserve (TBD)  
Wednesday
7:00pm
17th

Brevard Astronomical Society monthly meeting & Christmas Dinner

Tuscany Grill
7640 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32940
(Click her for map)
Monday 21st Winter Solstice    
Friday 25th Full Moon    
Friday
6:30pm
26th

Melbourne Astronomical Society meeting

F.I.T.'s Olin Science Center - Melbourne.

 
         

 

November 2015

Day & TIme

Date

Event

Location

More info

Saturday
5:00pm
7th Barrier Island Star Party (hosted by MAS)
8385 South Highway A1A Melb Beach 32951, Sebastian, Florida 32951 Setup at 5pm
Wednesday 11th New Moon    
Thursday 12th 4th Annual Night Under the Stars Party

Roosevelt Elementary
1400 Minuteman Cswy. Cocoa Beach, Fl. 32931

300 persons
Set up time 5:30 PM start time 6:PM till 7:30 PM

Saturday - Sunday 14-15th

BAS KPP Dark Sky Observing campout

Kissimmee Prarie Preserve  
Wednesday
7:00pm
17th

Brevard Astronomical Society monthly meeting

Cocoa EFSC Planetarium
1519 Clearlake Rd., Cocoa FL 32922
(Click for Map)
Wednesday 17th - 18th

Leonids Meteor Shower peaks

15 to 100 meteors per hours possible  
Saturday 21st Moonlight Stroll Erna Nixon Park (more to come)
Thursday 25th Full Moon    
Friday
6:30pm
26th

Melbourne Astronomical Society meeting & Lecture

F.I.T.'s Olin Science Center - Melbourne.

 
         

 

 

October 2015

Day & TIme

Date

Event

Location

More info

Friday-
Saturday
9th-10th

BAS KPP Dark Sky Observing campout

Kissimmee Prarie Preserve  
Tuesday 13th New Moon    
Wednesday
7:00pm
21st

Brevard Astronomical Society monthly meeting

Cocoa EFSC Planetarium
1519 Clearlake Rd., Cocoa FL 32922
(Click for Map)
Friday
6:30pm
26th

Melbourne Astronomical Society meeting & Lecture

F.I.T.'s Olin Science Center - Melbourne.

 
Saturday 27th Full Moon    

September 2015

Day & TIme

Date

Event

Location

More info

Saturday-Sunday 12th-13th

BAS KPP Dark Sky Observing campout

Kissimmee Prarie Preserve  
Sunday 13th New Moon    
Monday 14th

Eau Gallie Public Library Star Party

Eau Gallie Public Library  
Wednesday
7:00pm
16th

Brevard Astronomical Society monthly meeting

Cocoa EFSC Planetarium
1519 Clearlake Rd., Cocoa FL 32922
(Click for Map)
Saturday 19th International Observe the Moon Night Cocoa EFSC Planetarium
1519 Clearlake Rd., Cocoa FL 32922
http://observethemoonnight.org/
(Click for Map)
Wedneday 23rd Autumnal Equinox Seasons are opposite on either side of the equator, so the equinox in September is also known as the Autumnal (fall) equinox in the northern hemisphere. In the southern hemisphere, it's known as the Spring (vernal) equinox.  
Monday 25th

TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE

Starts 12:11am
Partial at 1:07am
Full begins at 2:11am
Maximum is at 2:47am
Full at 3:23am
Partial 4:27 am
Ends 5:22am
 
Friday
6:30pm
26th

Melbourne Astronomical Society meeting & Lecture

F.I.T.'s Olin Science Center - Melbourne.

 
Saturday 28th Full Moon    

 

 

August 2015

Day & TIme

Date

Event

Location

More info

Tuesday 11th-12th Perseids Meteor Shower Peaks Normal rates seen from rural locations. The Perseids is one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak.
Friday 14th New Moon    
Wednesday
7:00pm
19th

Brevard Astronomical Society monthly meeting

Cocoa EFSC Planetarium
1519 Clearlake Rd., Cocoa FL 32922
(Click for Map)
Friday
6:30pm
28th

Melbourne Astronomical Society meeting & Lecture

F.I.T.'s Olin Science Center - Melbourne.

 
Saturday 29th Full Moon, SUPERMOON   The Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be will be fully illuminated. This phase occurs at 18:35 UTC.

 

July 2015

Day & TIme

Date

Event

Location

More info

Wednesday 1st

Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter.
July 1st UT
(Best viewing for us is the evening of June 30th EDT)

  A spectacular conjunction of Venus and Jupiter will be visible in the evening sky. The two bright planets will be extremely close, appearing only 0.3 degrees apart. Look for this impressive pairing in the western sky just after sunset.
Thursday 2nd Full Moon    
Tuesday 14th NASA's New Horizons mission will make its closest approach to the Pluto system Pluto! Visit
http://www.nss.org/
Wednesday
11:36am
15th Atlas 5 Rocket Launch Kennedy Space Center Rocket Launch: Atlas V | Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-10
Wednesday
7:00pm
15th

Brevard Astronomical Society monthly meeting

Cocoa EFSC Planetarium
1519 Clearlake Rd., Cocoa FL 32922
(Click for Map)
Thursday 16th New Moon    
Wednesday
8:07pm
22nd ULA Delta IV Launch Kennedy Space Center https://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/events.aspx?type=rocket-launches
Friday 31st Full Moon    

 

 

 

 

 

June 2015

Day & TIme

Date

Event

Location

More info

Tuesday 2nd Full Moon    
Tuesday 16th New Moon    
Wednesday
7:00pm
17th

Brevard Astronomical Society monthly meeting

Cocoa EFSC Planetarium
1519 Clearlake Rd., Cocoa FL 32922
(Click for Map)
Sunday 21st Summer Solstice    
Tuesday 30th Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter.
July 1st UT
(Best viewing for us is the evening of June 30th EDT)
  A spectacular conjunction of Venus and Jupiter will be visible in the evening sky. The two bright planets will be extremely close, appearing only 0.3 degrees apart. Look for this impressive pairing in the western sky just after sunset.

 

 
 

May 2015

Day & TIme

Date

Event

Location

More info

Saturday
8-10pm

16th

Star Party - Cub Scout pack 224

F. Burton Smith Park (click here for word document)
Monday 18th New Moon    
Wednesday
10:45am
20th Atlas 5 Launch Cape Canaveral Air Station  
Wednesday
7:00pm
20th

Brevard Astronomical Society monthly meeting

Cocoa EFSC Planetarium
1519 Clearlake Rd., Cocoa FL 32922
(Click for Map)
Friday
7:00pm
22th

SATURN OBSERVING star party

Cocoa EFSC Planetarium
1519 Clearlake Rd., Cocoa FL 32922
Click here for .pdf flyer of the event
Saturday 22nd

Saturn at opposition

 

 
Friday
6:30pm
29th Melbourne Astronomical Society meeting F.I.T.'s Olin Science Center - Melbourne.