9 PM, Wednesday Update: Due to Hurricane Ian’s impact on Brevard County, all EFSC classes, including online courses, are canceled on Wednesday, Sept. 28, Thursday, Sept. 29 and Friday, Sept. 30. All EFSC Campuses will be closed, and all events canceled as well, from Wednesday through Friday. Students should contact their instructors for questions about the impact on class assignments. Review hurricane preparation tips. Updates will be shared here and via email, text and social media as needed. View our Student Services Guide for more information about the impact for on-campus and virtual student services.



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

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