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Cancelled: Lunar Eclipse Program on Sunday night May 15

Updated 3:30 p.m. Sunday May 15:

Due to forecasted rain and heavy cloud cover, we have canceled our program tonight at the Fred Bay Observatory at Hisey Park.

You might be able to see the lunar eclipse of the full moon beginning about 9:30 p.m. and continuing until well after midnight. The best way to view a lunar eclipse is unaided with your eyes or by using binoculars.

Original announcement:

The first lunar eclipse observable across North America in more than three years will occur beginning about 9:30 p.m. on Sunday May 15 and continue into the early morning hours of Monday, May 16.

Join us at the Fred Bay Observatory at Hisey Park. Volunteers from the Warren County Astronomical Society will operate our main telescope; other members are invited to bring their telescopes and share views of the moon as it's partially obscured by the Earth's shadow, then fully darkened shortly after midnight and later again partially obscured.

Be sure to dress appropriately and bring chairs and blankets. A restroom is available in the Hisey Park farmhouse. 

If rain, winds or clouds occur, we will not open the observatory for the public. Watch for updated information on our Facebook page, @wcastrosociety.

You can discover more about the lunar eclipse here and here.

Trained volunteers will be needed to operate the observatory telescope. Contact Chris Celek to sign up to open and run the observatory that night.

Welcome to the Warren County Astronomical Society website.

This society is organized by volunteers for the enjoyment of astronomy for charitable, educational and scientific purposes and is located at Hisey Park, a dark sky area in Warren County, Ohio.

Our members operate the Fred Bay Observatory and share it with the public on behalf of the Warren County Parks Department.