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January 2017

The Winter Sky Through Binoculars

January 28, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm CST
Hobbs State Park Visitor’s Center, 20201 East Hwy. 12
Rogers, AR 72756 United States
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The Sugar Creek Astronomical Society will meet at 4:30PM on January 28th at the Hobbs State Park Visitors Center. Andromeda will be visible right from the start, along with several star clusters, the Orion Nebula, and Pleiades. This is usually one of our most popular star parties of the year. The program this month will focus on buying and using binoculars to observe the winter sky. We’ll focus on navigating the night sky, how to find objects with binoculars, and…

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February 2017

New Members Forum

February 11, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm CST
Waterway Christian Church, 4074 Arkansas 112
Bentonville, AR 72712 United States
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Come find out what it means to be a member of the Sugar Creek Astronomical Society. We will start with snacks and a Q&A, members will be on-hand for more specific questions around different types of Astronomy. More details to follow.

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April 2017

Mercury in the Evening

April 1, 2017 @ 6:45 pm - 9:45 pm CDT
Hobbs State Park Visitor’s Center, 20201 East Hwy. 12
Rogers, AR 72756 United States
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What to Bring: Flashlight (covered with a red cloth or red balloon) Binoculars and/or telescope (if you have) Folding chair – one per person Star chart (if you have one) Where: Hobbs State Park visitor center located on Hwy 12 just east of the Hwy 12/War Eagle Road intersection When: Saturday April 1st, 2017 Classroom instruction at 6:45 pm - Night sky viewing at 7:40 pm Cost: Free – All ages are invited. Astronomy is a family event as well…

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May 2017

Jupiter at Night

May 27, 2017 @ 7:45 pm - 10:45 pm CDT
Hobbs State Park Visitor’s Center, 20201 East Hwy. 12
Rogers, AR 72756 United States
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What to Bring: Flashlight (covered with a red cloth or red balloon) Binoculars and/or telescope (if you have) Folding chair – one per person Star chart (if you have one) Where: Hobbs State Park visitor center located on Hwy 12 just east of the Hwy 12/War Eagle Road intersection When: Saturday May 27th, 2017 Classroom instruction at 7:45 pm - Night sky viewing at 8:45 pm Cost: Free – All ages are invited. Astronomy is a family event as well…

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July 2017

Summer Solstice

July 22, 2017 @ 7:45 pm CDT
Hobbs State Park Visitor’s Center, 20201 East Hwy. 12
Rogers, AR 72756 United States
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What to Bring: Flashlight (covered with a red cloth or red balloon) Binoculars and/or telescope (if you have) Folding chair – one per person Star chart (if you have one) Where: Hobbs State Park visitor center located on Hwy 12 just east of the Hwy 12/War Eagle Road intersection When: Saturday July 22nd, 2017 Classroom instruction at 7:45 pm - Night sky viewing at 8:45 pm Cost: Free – All ages are invited. Astronomy is a family event as well…

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September 2017

Astronomy Day

September 23, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm CDT
Hobbs State Park Visitor’s Center, 20201 East Hwy. 12
Rogers, AR 72756 United States
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What to Bring: Flashlight (covered with a red cloth or red balloon) Binoculars and/or telescope (if you have) Folding chair – one per person Star chart (if you have one) Where: Hobbs State Park visitor center located on Hwy 12 just east of the Hwy 12/War Eagle Road intersection When: Saturday September 23rd, 2017 Classroom instruction at 7:30 pm - Night sky viewing at 8:30 pm Cost: Free – All ages are invited. Astronomy is a family event as well…

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November 2017

Leonids Meteor Shower

November 18, 2017 @ 4:15 pm CST
Hobbs State Park Visitor’s Center, 20201 East Hwy. 12
Rogers, AR 72756 United States
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What to Bring: Flashlight (covered with a red cloth or red balloon) Binoculars and/or telescope (if you have) Folding chair – one per person Star chart (if you have one) Where: Hobbs State Park visitor center located on Hwy 12 just east of the Hwy 12/War Eagle Road intersection When: Saturday Novenber 8th, 2017 Classroom instruction at 4:15 pm - Night sky viewing at 5:15 pm Cost: Free – All ages are invited. Astronomy is a family event as well…

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May 2018

Astronomy Night

May 12 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
Hobbs State Park Visitor’s Center, 20201 East Hwy. 12
Rogers, AR 72756 United States
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As Summer of 2018 approaches, so too does the parade of planets in the night sky! Venus leads the way, visible until almost 10pm! And just as Venus is setting, Jupiter majestically rises in the East at its largest and brightest. Although we are saying goodnight to Orion the Hunter, more constellations are coming into view with a host of great deep sky nebulae, start clusters, and galaxies to see. Please join us on Saturday May 12th for a special…

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