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COMET HYATAKE

Sola Fide Observatory,
Austin, Minnesota.
Sola Fide Observatory was donated to the city of Austin, in the fall of 1991, by a local doctor. The observatory is located 5 miles south of Austin, on 3 acres of land. Housed under the 12' Ash dome is a 10" refractor, with a 5"refractor mounted piggyback.

COMET HALE/BOPP The observatory is open to the public two saturdays a month. A group of volunteers runs the observatory programs, in conjunction with the JC Hormel Nature Center.

The observatory holds an annual star party one weekend during the summer, when astronomers from the surrounding area, spend the weekend camping on the grounds.
The public is welcome to come out and do some observing through different telescopes that are available at the observatory.

Sola Fide Observatory 2002 schedule;

January 19 8:00 pm.

February 16 8:00 pm.

March 9 8:00 pm.
March 23 8:00 pm.

April 6 8:00 pm.
April 20 9:00 pm.

May 4 9:00 pm.
May 18 9:00 pm.

June 1 9:00 pm.
June 15 9:00 pm.

July 12-13 9:00 pm.
11th Annual Star Party.......

August 17 9:00 pm.
August 25 9:00 pm.

September 14 8:00 pm.
September 28 8:00 pm.

October 12 8:00 pm.
October 26 8:00 pm.

November 9 8:00 pm.
November 30 8:00 pm.

December 14 8:00 pm.
December 28 8:00 pm.

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For more information , please send an e-mail to
Keith Snyder.

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