Midsummer Stargazing

August 26 2017

Saturday August 26, 7:30 to 11 pm

As part of A Midsummer Night’s Adventure, our telescopes will be searching the sky for the Waxing Crescent Moon, Jupiter, and Saturn. The Summer Triangle, Big Dipper, Scorpius, Sagittarius, and Hercules will be visible in addition to M27 — the Ring Nebula — and M13 — The Great Globular Cluster. Admission is $9 for adults, $7 for children, and FREE for members.


Sun & Moon:
Sunset will be at 7:59 pm
The 25% Waxing Crescent Moon sets @10:50 pm.

Planets:
Jupiter sets at 9:51 pm
Saturn Rises at 3:41 pm

Constellations/Asterisms:
The Summer Triangle – E (Vega, Deneb, & Altair)
The Big Dipper –NW
Cassiopeia – NE
Ophiucus – Meridian
Lyra –Meridian
Cygnus/Northern Cross – Meridian
Aquilla -Meridian
Scorpius – SW
Sagittarius – S
Hercules – Meridian
Pegasus – E
Andromeda – NE

DSOs/Stars:
M27 Ring Nebula
M13 The Great Globular Cluster in Hercules
NGC457 ET Cluster
M31 Andromeda Galaxy
M4 Star Cluster in Sagittarius
Arcturus
Albireo
Alcor & Mizar
Anteres