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Early-Spring Skies (206-215)

Friday, April 20th, 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (sunset at 7:50 p.m.)

As a dramatic first quarter Moon has a close encounter with the red planet Mars over the grounds of the Garden, Orion the Hunter leads his entourage of Winter constellations toward the western horizon, making way for the stars of Spring - the Big and Little Dippers, Leo the Lion, and Cancer the Crab.

A laser-guided tour of the constellations is followed by a telescopic search for deep-sky treasures, including a nebula where stars are born and clusters of young suns. If you're lucky, you might even spot a meteor or a satellite!

Wear warm clothing and - if you have them - bring binoculars and a red flashlight to preserve night-vision.

Observing session canceled in case of cloudy skies, but a slide lecture will be available in the County Fair Building. Sunset at 7:42 pm.

 
Instructor Bing Quock
Fees MEMBERSHIP INFO members $8 (family $13) nonmembers $12 ($18) 
Notes Friday, April 20th, 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (sunset at 7:50 p.m.)  
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