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    Default Best Night Sky Events of May 2017



    I am so sorry to be late with this report, as health issues have reduced my activity on the forum lately. Here is the latest list from Space.com. It provides information on several interesting observing opportunities throughout the month of May, with 25 pages of interesting pictures, maps, and information for this month. Find it here, at:

    Best Night Sky Events of May 2017 (Stargazing Maps)

    I hope this helps in your observing plans and that it is useful to you. Thanks for looking, and the best of wishes for many clear skies.
    - Marshall
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    Default Re: Best Night Sky Events of May 2017

    Thanks, Marshall, for that. I'll refer to it when the clouds & rain leave, if ever Nice to see you back; was starting to wonder. Hope it's nothing serious and you & Sheri are OK.

    Take care buddy, good having you here again,

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    Default Re: Best Night Sky Events of May 2017

    Thank you very much, Marshall! I'm very happy to see you on the forum!
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    Thank you for the information Marshall
    I hope you are doing much better now! Take care of yourself.
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