FYI - Upon opening my new OBSERVER'S HANDBOOK 2020 to the inside back cover to look at the 2020 calendar for good observing weekend's for the year, I was surprised to see that there was no 2020 calendar. Instead of having both the calendar for the "issue" year and the next year, this book skipped 2020 completely going instead to calendars for 2021 and 2022. (I did verify that it was not just a year/title misprint as the previous 2019 handbook had 2020 as it's second year and that 2020 calendar, which is correct, did not match the 2021 calendar in the 2020 handbook.) In any event I was able to look at a correct calendar to determine good observing weekends for 2020.
So here are dates beginning with a Friday and ending with a Sunday for observing weekends, if an alternate weekend seems logical they are included as well. New Moon dates are also included.
January - 24th to the 26th New Moon on the 24th Alternate - 17th to the 19th
February - 21st to the 23rd New Moon on the 23rd
March - 20th to the 22nd New Moon on the 24th Alternate - 27th to the 29th
April - 24th to the 26th New Moon on the 23rd Alternate - 17th to the 19th
May - 22nd to the 24th New Moon on the 22nd Alternate - 15th to the 17th
June - 19th to the 21st New Moon on the 21st
July - 17th to the 19th New Moon on the 20th Alternate - 24th to the 26th
August - 14th to the 16th New Moon on the 19th Alternate - 21st to the 23rd
Sept. - 18th to the 20th New Moon on the 17th Alternate - 11th to the 13th
October - 16th to the 18th New Moon on the 16th Alternate - 9th to the 11th
Nov. - 13th to the 15th New Moon on the 15th
Dec. - 11th to the 13th New Moon on the 14th Alternate - 18th to the 20th
Note - the 38th Annual Deep South Star Gaze is scheduled for November 10th to the 15th.
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