Jupiter & The Spring Constellations

Join us Saturday April 21 at 8 pm to view Jupiter’s rise through the night sky against a backdrop of the newly-arrived spring constellations. Our telescopes will focus on Cassiopeia, Leo, and Gemini as well as the deep space M44 Beehive Cluster. For moon enthusiasts, a waxing crescent moon will be studied as well.


Our astronomy experts will be your guide to the night sky at Penn Dixie. You may bring along your own telescope or are welcome to use one of the telescopes provided for the evening. Admission to these evening events is $4; Penn Dixie members attend for free.

Please note that we will provide updates on social media should this program be canceled due to weather.


April 21 2018

Sun & Moon:
Sunset will be at 8:03 pm
The 39% Waxing Crescent Moon will be visible for the entire program (Sets @ 2:07 AM)

Planets:
Venus sets at 10:11 PM
Jupiter rises at 9:33 pm

Constellations/Asterisms:
The Big Dipper –Meridian
Cassiopeia – N
Perseus – NW
Orion – W
Leo – Meridian
Gemini – W
Virgo – SE
Draco – NE
Hercules – E

DSOs/Stars:
NGC 869 and NGC 884 The Double Cluster in Perseus
M44 The Beehive Cluster
Arcturus
Alcor & Mizar
Aldebaran
Capella
Castor & Pollux
Regulas

Image Credits: NASA