Jupiter at the Meridian

may-20-2017

Join us Saturday May 20th at 8:00 pm to view Mars 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. For hardy folk, Saturn’s rise at 10:27 pm will put an exclamation point on the evening.


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.


Sun & Moon:

Sunset will be at 8:36 pm

There will be no moon visible during the program.

Planets:

Mars sets at 10:18 pm

Jupiter rises at 4:25 pm

Saturn Rises at 10:27 pm (we will most likely not get a view until very end of the program)

Constellations/Asterisms:

The Big Dipper –Meridian

Cassiopeia – N

Leo – Meridian

Gemini – W

Virgo – Meridian

Draco – NE

Hercules – E

DSO’s/Stars:

M44 The Beehive Cluster

M13 The Great Globular Cluster in Hercules

Arcturus

Alcor & Mizar

Capella

Castor & Pollux

Regulas