CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER!!!! ALTERNATE DATE ALSO CANCELLED!!
Since Old Man Winter refuses to let go his grasp of our much desired spring, Old Man Observing Chair has no choice but to call the entire weekend NO GO for the Messier Marathon.
Let’s now look forward to May 12th – the Virgo Venture – for the start of the observing season at Cherry Grove. Perhaps by THAT time…
Someday: Clear Skies!!!
Messier Marathon Star Party
NOTE: Due to poor field conditions at Cherry Grove, this years Messier Marathon has been moved to the Eagle Lake Observatory (ELO). Information about ELO as well as directions can be found on the Eagle Lake Observatory web page.
The Messier Marathon is an attempt to find as many Messier objects as possible during one night. The Messier catalogue was compiled by French astronomer Charles Messier during the late 18th century and consists of 110 relatively bright deep sky objects (galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters).
Additional information and finder charts can be found on the MAS website at HERE
The event is cancelled if cloudy with Friday being the primary date with Saturday the alternate.