Jupiter At The Meridian

Join us Saturday May 12 at 8:30 pm to view Venus and Jupiter in the moonless spring sky. Visible constellations include the Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, Leo, Gemini, Virgo, Draco, and Hercules. Our telescopes will search for deep space objects such as the Beehive Cluster, The Great Globular Cluster, and others.


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.


May 12 2018

Sun & Moon:
Sunset will be at 8:27 pm
There will be no moon visible during the program.

Planets:
Venus sets at 10:58 pm
Jupiter rises at 7:57 pm

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

DSOs/Stars:
M44 The Beehive Cluster
M13 The Great Globular Cluster in Hercules
Arcturus
Alcor & Mizar
Capella
Castor & Pollux
Regulas

Image Credits: NASA