Parking Update: To ease parking congestion on EFSC's Melbourne Campus, students, faculty and staff may park in the large King Center lot. Additional parking is also available at the Tennis Complex accessed from Post Road near Sherwood Elementary. Please be sure your parking permit is on your vehicle and remember that parking is only allowed in marked spaces, and is not allowed on the grass. Thank you for your patience and courtesy during this busy period.



Astronomy News, Information & Sky Charts



Tools for Amateur Astronomers

Use the Clear Sky Chart below to view a real-time, graphical illustration of the predicted viewing conditions at the Observatory located on Eastern Florida State College's Cocoa Campus. You can get more information, including satellite maps and instructions on how to interpret the chart's symbols by clicking directly on the chart.

   Clear Sky Chart

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The satellite viewing prediction table below includes hyperlinks to to give you real-time information about satellites passing overhead that can be viewed with the naked eye. Choose the location closest to where you are for live updates.

Satellite Viewing Predictions

Satellite Visibility From EFSC, Cocoa Campus

Latitude Longitude Description
+28:23:05 -80:45:43 EFSC Observatory, Cocoa, FL

Satellite Visibility From Other Sites

+28:36:42 -80:48:28 Titusville, FL
+28:28:36 -80:47:20 Port St. John, FL
+28:19:10 -80:36:28 Cocoa Beach, FL
+28:10:22 -80:35:55 Satellite Beach, FL
+28:04:59 -80:36:29 Melbourne, FL
+28:04:17 -80:39:12 West Melbourne, FL
+28:05:21 -80:33:56 Indialantic, FL
+28:02:03 -80:35:20 Palm Bay, FL
+27:38:17 -80:23:50 Vero Beach, FL
+27:26:47 -80:19:32 Fort Pierce, FL