Jupiter, Saturn, and the Summer Constellations on the Rise

June 17 2017

Saturday June 17, 8:30 pm

The night sky brightens just a few days before solstice with the arrival of the Summer Triangle featuring the stars Vega, Deneb, and Altair. Lyra, Cygnus, Aquilla and most of the spring constellations will be visible, as will The Great Globular Cluster, M27 Ring Nebula, M81 spiral galaxy in Ursa Major (Big Dipper). But, the planets are sure to steal the show as Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn will be shining brightly in the heavens. Admission is $4; members FREE.


Sun & Moon:
Sunset will be at 8:56 pm
There will be no moon visible during the program.

Planets:
Mars sets at 9:51 pm
Jupiter rises at 2:33 pm
Saturn Rises at 8:28 pm

Constellations/Asterisms:
The Summer Triangle  – E (Vega, Deneb, & Altair)
The Big Dipper –NW
Cassiopeia – NE
Leo – W
Virgo – SW
Ophiucus – SW
Lyra –E
Cygnus/Northern Cross – E
Aquilla -E
Draco – Meridian
Hercules – Meridian

DSOs/Stars:
M27 Ring Nebula
M13 The Great Globular Cluster in Hercules
M81 & M82 Bode’s and Cigar Galaxy
Arcturus
Albireo
Alcor & Mizar
Capella
Regulas