The Eastern Missouri Dark Sky Observers (EMDSO), in coordination with East Central College (ECC) in Union, Missouri, has begun a fundraising campaign to replace an existing 20-year-old astronomical observatory on the campus of East Central College in Union, Missouri.  EMDSO is a 501(c)(3) organization of amateur astronomers devoted to the advancement of astronomy in central eastern Missouri.

The existing observatory at ECC can not meet the needs of current public outreach or education.  EMDSO has proposed a new modern building to provide a small classroom and house a donated 12” Schmidt Cassegrain telescope with an astronomical imaging camera and a remote controlled observatory dome.  The design will allow deep sky objects to be viewed on computer screens by groups in the classroom or at remote locations via internet access.

The completed observatory will be used for outreach programs to the general public and will be available as an extension to the science department at East Central College.  EMDSO would appreciate your financial support to help us expand the knowledge of astronomy in our area.

Information concerning donations to the project may be obtained at:

Eastern Missouri Dark Sky Observers

c/o Raymond Mueller – Treasurer

100 Hilltop Court.

Washington Mo. 63090

 

Sun Rise/Set Table for One Year
             o  ,    o  ,                                   UNION, MISSOURI                            Astronomical Applications Dept.
Location: W091 01, N38 27                          Rise and Set for the Sun for 2017                   U. S. Naval Observatory        
                                                                                                       Washington, DC  20392-5420     
                                                         Central Standard Time                                                        
                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                      
       Jan.       Feb.       Mar.       Apr.       May        June       July       Aug.       Sept.      Oct.       Nov.       Dec.  
Day Rise  Set  Rise  Set  Rise  Set  Rise  Set  Rise  Set  Rise  Set  Rise  Set  Rise  Set  Rise  Set  Rise  Set  Rise  Set  Rise  Set
     h m  h m   h m  h m   h m  h m   h m  h m   h m  h m   h m  h m   h m  h m   h m  h m   h m  h m   h m  h m   h m  h m   h m  h m
01  0721 1654  0709 1727  0636 1757  0549 1828  0507 1856  0442 1922  0444 1932  0506 1914  0534 1833  0600 1746  0631 1704  0703 1644
02  0722 1655  0708 1728  0634 1758  0547 1829  0506 1857  0441 1923  0444 1932  0507 1913  0535 1832  0601 1745  0632 1703  0704 1643
03  0722 1656  0707 1729  0633 1800  0546 1830  0504 1858  0441 1924  0445 1932  0508 1912  0535 1830  0602 1743  0633 1702  0705 1643
04  0722 1657  0706 1730  0631 1801  0544 1830  0503 1859  0441 1924  0446 1931  0509 1911  0536 1829  0603 1742  0634 1701  0706 1643
05  0722 1658  0705 1731  0630 1802  0542 1831  0502 1900  0441 1925  0446 1931  0510 1910  0537 1827  0604 1740  0635 1700  0706 1643
06  0722 1659  0704 1732  0628 1803  0541 1832  0501 1901  0440 1926  0447 1931  0511 1908  0538 1826  0605 1739  0636 1659  0707 1643
07  0722 1700  0703 1734  0627 1804  0539 1833  0500 1902  0440 1926  0447 1931  0512 1907  0539 1824  0606 1737  0637 1658  0708 1643
08  0721 1701  0702 1735  0625 1805  0538 1834  0459 1903  0440 1927  0448 1930  0512 1906  0540 1823  0607 1736  0638 1657  0709 1643
09  0721 1702  0701 1736  0624 1806  0536 1835  0458 1903  0440 1927  0448 1930  0513 1905  0541 1821  0608 1734  0640 1656  0710 1643
10  0721 1703  0700 1737  0622 1807  0535 1836  0457 1904  0440 1928  0449 1930  0514 1904  0542 1820  0608 1733  0641 1655  0711 1643
11  0721 1704  0659 1738  0621 1808  0534 1837  0456 1905  0440 1928  0450 1929  0515 1903  0542 1818  0609 1731  0642 1654  0711 1643
12  0721 1705  0658 1739  0619 1809  0532 1838  0455 1906  0440 1929  0450 1929  0516 1901  0543 1816  0610 1730  0643 1653  0712 1644
13  0720 1706  0657 1740  0618 1809  0531 1839  0454 1907  0440 1929  0451 1928  0517 1900  0544 1815  0611 1728  0644 1653  0713 1644
14  0720 1707  0655 1741  0616 1810  0529 1840  0453 1908  0440 1929  0452 1928  0518 1859  0545 1813  0612 1727  0645 1652  0714 1644
15  0720 1708  0654 1743  0615 1811  0528 1841  0452 1909  0440 1930  0453 1927  0519 1858  0546 1812  0613 1726  0646 1651  0714 1644
16  0719 1709  0653 1744  0613 1812  0526 1842  0452 1910  0440 1930  0453 1927  0520 1856  0547 1810  0614 1724  0647 1650  0715 1645
17  0719 1710  0652 1745  0612 1813  0525 1843  0451 1911  0440 1930  0454 1926  0520 1855  0548 1808  0615 1723  0648 1650  0716 1645
18  0719 1711  0651 1746  0610 1814  0524 1844  0450 1912  0440 1931  0455 1925  0521 1854  0549 1807  0616 1721  0649 1649  0716 1646
19  0718 1712  0649 1747  0609 1815  0522 1845  0449 1912  0440 1931  0456 1925  0522 1852  0549 1805  0617 1720  0650 1648  0717 1646
20  0718 1713  0648 1748  0607 1816  0521 1846  0448 1913  0440 1931  0456 1924  0523 1851  0550 1804  0618 1719  0651 1648  0717 1646
21  0717 1714  0647 1749  0606 1817  0519 1847  0448 1914  0440 1931  0457 1923  0524 1849  0551 1802  0619 1717  0653 1647  0718 1647
22  0716 1715  0645 1750  0604 1818  0518 1847  0447 1915  0441 1932  0458 1923  0525 1848  0552 1801  0620 1716  0654 1647  0718 1647
23  0716 1716  0644 1751  0602 1819  0517 1848  0446 1916  0441 1932  0459 1922  0526 1847  0553 1759  0621 1715  0655 1646  0719 1648
24  0715 1718  0643 1752  0601 1820  0515 1849  0446 1916  0441 1932  0500 1921  0527 1845  0554 1757  0622 1713  0656 1646  0719 1649
25  0715 1719  0641 1753  0559 1821  0514 1850  0445 1917  0442 1932  0500 1920  0528 1844  0555 1756  0623 1712  0657 1645  0720 1649
26  0714 1720  0640 1754  0558 1822  0513 1851  0445 1918  0442 1932  0501 1919  0528 1842  0556 1754  0624 1711  0658 1645  0720 1650
27  0713 1721  0639 1755  0556 1823  0512 1852  0444 1919  0442 1932  0502 1919  0529 1841  0557 1753  0626 1710  0659 1645  0720 1650
28  0712 1722  0637 1756  0555 1824  0510 1853  0444 1920  0443 1932  0503 1918  0530 1839  0557 1751  0627 1709  0700 1644  0721 1651
29  0712 1723             0553 1825  0509 1854  0443 1920  0443 1932  0504 1917  0531 1838  0558 1750  0628 1707  0701 1644  0721 1652
30  0711 1724             0552 1826  0508 1855  0443 1921  0444 1932  0505 1916  0532 1836  0559 1748  0629 1706  0702 1644  0721 1653
31  0710 1726             0550 1827             0442 1922             0505 1915  0533 1835             0630 1705             0721 1653

                                             Add one hour for daylight time, if and when in use.

 

Moon Rise/Set Table for One Year
             o  ,    o  ,                                   UNION, MISSOURI                            Astronomical Applications Dept.
Location: W091 01, N38 27                         Rise and Set for the Moon for 2017                   U. S. Naval Observatory        
                                                                                                       Washington, DC  20392-5420     
                                                         Central Standard Time                                                        
                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                      
       Jan.       Feb.       Mar.       Apr.       May        June       July       Aug.       Sept.      Oct.       Nov.       Dec.  
Day Rise  Set  Rise  Set  Rise  Set  Rise  Set  Rise  Set  Rise  Set  Rise  Set  Rise  Set  Rise  Set  Rise  Set  Rise  Set  Rise  Set
     h m  h m   h m  h m   h m  h m   h m  h m   h m  h m   h m  h m   h m  h m   h m  h m   h m  h m   h m  h m   h m  h m   h m  h m
01  0931 2028  0956 2235  0832 2132  0919 2350  1001       1202 0034  1251 0012  1427 0021  1542 0104  1542 0134  1557 0323  1541 0422
02  1008 2130  1031 2341  0910 2240  1012       1104 0032  1303 0107  1348 0043  1521 0058  1627 0155  1618 0233  1632 0429  1625 0533
03  1044 2233  1109       0950 2347  1109 0050  1207 0117  1401 0139  1444 0114  1613 0138  1708 0250  1653 0335  1710 0538  1715 0645
04  1118 2337  1150 0048  1034       1210 0145  1309 0156  1458 0209  1540 0146  1702 0223  1746 0348  1728 0439  1752 0648  1812 0756
05  1153       1236 0155  1123 0053  1312 0233  1410 0231  1555 0239  1634 0221  1748 0312  1822 0449  1802 0544  1838 0800  1915 0901
06  1229 0042  1326 0300  1217 0156  1414 0315  1509 0304  1651 0311  1728 0259  1831 0405  1856 0551  1838 0651  1931 0910  2022 1000
07  1309 0150  1423 0403  1315 0254  1515 0353  1607 0335  1746 0344  1819 0341  1911 0501  1930 0655  1917 0759  2029 1015  2130 1050
08  1352 0258  1524 0500  1416 0347  1616 0428  1704 0405  1840 0420  1907 0427  1948 0600  2005 0759  2000 0908  2132 1115  2237 1133
09  1442 0407  1628 0552  1519 0434  1715 0500  1800 0436  1932 0500  1952 0518  2022 0700  2041 0905  2047 1017  2237 1208  2342 1211
10  1537 0514  1733 0638  1622 0515  1813 0532  1856 0508  2022 0543  2033 0612  2056 0802  2120 1012  2140 1123  2342 1253       1245
11  1638 0616  1837 0719  1724 0553  1910 0603  1951 0543  2109 0631  2111 0708  2129 0904  2203 1119  2239 1224       1333  0044 1317
12  1742 0713  1939 0756  1825 0627  2007 0634  2044 0620  2152 0722  2146 0807  2203 1008  2251 1225  2341 1319  0046 1409  0144 1348
13  1847 0803  2039 0830  1925 0700  2103 0708  2136 0701  2232 0817  2220 0907  2240 1113  2345 1328       1409  0149 1442  0243 1418
14  1952 0847  2138 0902  2023 0731  2157 0743  2224 0746  2309 0914  2253 1008  2320 1219       1428  0045 1452  0250 1513  0341 1450
15  2055 0925  2235 0933  2120 0803  2250 0822  2310 0835  2344 1013  2326 1111       1326  0045 1522  0149 1531  0350 1543  0438 1524
16  2156 1000  2331 1004  2216 0835  2340 0905  2352 0927       1113       1215  0005 1432  0148 1610  0253 1606  0449 1615  0534 1601
17  2255 1032       1037  2311 0909       0951       1023  0017 1216  0001 1321  0055 1536  0254 1652  0356 1638  0547 1648  0629 1642
18  2351 1103  0027 1112       0946  0027 1042  0031 1121  0051 1320  0039 1429  0153 1635  0359 1731  0458 1710  0644 1723  0721 1726
19       1134  0121 1150  0005 1026  0112 1136  0107 1222  0125 1427  0122 1538  0255 1728  0504 1806  0558 1742  0740 1802  0810 1814
20  0047 1205  0214 1232  0056 1111  0153 1234  0142 1325  0203 1537  0211 1646  0402 1815  0608 1839  0657 1814  0834 1844  0855 1906
21  0143 1239  0305 1319  0146 1159  0232 1334  0217 1430  0244 1648  0306 1750  0509 1857  0710 1911  0756 1848  0925 1930  0937 2000
22  0237 1315  0355 1410  0233 1252  0309 1438  0252 1538  0331 1758  0408 1848  0616 1934  0810 1943  0853 1925  1013 2019  1015 2056
23  0331 1355  0441 1506  0317 1349  0345 1544  0329 1648  0424 1906  0514 1939  0721 2009  0909 2016  0948 2005  1056 2112  1050 2154
24  0424 1439  0525 1605  0358 1450  0421 1652  0410 1800  0524 2008  0622 2024  0824 2041  1006 2051  1040 2049  1137 2207  1122 2253
25  0515 1528  0605 1708  0437 1553  0458 1802  0455 1913  0629 2103  0730 2104  0925 2113  1102 2129  1130 2136  1213 2304  1154 2353
26  0603 1622  0643 1812  0515 1659  0538 1914  0546 2022  0737 2150  0835 2139  1024 2145  1156 2211  1216 2227  1248       1225     
27  0648 1719  0720 1918  0551 1806  0621 2026  0643 2127  0844 2231  0939 2212  1121 2219  1247 2256  1259 2321  1321 0003  1258 0055
28  0730 1820  0756 2025  0628 1915  0709 2136  0745 2224  0949 2308  1039 2243  1217 2255  1336 2345  1338       1354 0104  1333 0200
29  0809 1922             0706 2025  0802 2241  0850 2313  1052 2341  1138 2315  1312 2334  1421       1415 0018  1427 0208  1413 0308
30  0846 2025             0746 2135  0900 2340  0956 2356  1153       1236 2347  1405       1503 0038  1449 0118  1502 0313  1458 0418
31  0921 2130             0830 2244             1100                  1332       1455 0017             1523 0219             1551 0529

                                             Add one hour for daylight time, if and when in use.
NOTE: BLANK SPACES IN THE TABLE INDICATE THAT A RISING OR A SETTING DID NOT OCCUR DURING THAT 24 HR INTERVAL.

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Welcome to the homepage of the Eastern Missouri Dark Sky Observers. Our club is a NON-PROFIT organization in accordance with Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S Internal Revenue Code of 1954 and we are registered in the state of Missouri as a non-profit organization. We serve the East Central Missouri area through astronomy education and observing sessions. Please explore the menu links at the left for more information about astronomy and EMDSO.


Our next business meeting and dinner will be November 11, 2017, 4:30pm at Junie Moon in Union, MO. Contact Rick via email: rschwent at centurytel dot net (standard email format no spaces) OR Dennis: borgmandl at cs dot com for more information. Observing follows the meeting at ECC west of the water tower.

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