| A rocket launch is scheduled tonight from NASA’s facility on Wallops Island, VA. It should be visible locally, weather permitting. For context, here’s a photo of one from campus last fall: http://gettysburgskies.blogspot.com/2013/11/minotaur-sighting.html
The link below has all the details, but basically you want to get to a place with a flat southeast horizon at launch time. Follow NASA-Wallops on facebook or twitter too, as the launch can be delated or scrubbed.
Almost simultanelusly, the International Space Station will fly over the mid-Atlantic. This is not unusual, but you do need to know where and when to look.
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