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Late-Winter Skies (206-214)

Fri, February 29, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

On a night that occurs only once every four years (Happy Leap Day!), the bright constellations of Winter - Orion the Hunter, Taurus the Bull, Gemini the Twins, and others - take center stage in the night sky, surrounding the red planet Mars. Meanwhile, the beautiful ringed planet Saturn rises in the east against the stars of Leo the Lion, previewing the Springtime sky.

A laser-guided tour of the constellations is followed by a telescopic search for deep-sky treasures, including a place where stars are born, young clusters of sun-like stars, the brightest star in the night sky possessing a planet, and a giant galaxy much like our own Milky Way!

Wear warm clothing to ward off the winter chill 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 6:02 pm.

 
Instructor Bing Quock
Fees MEMBERSHIP INFO Members $5 each or $15 for a family of four. Nonmembers $10 or $20 for a family of four. 
Notes Fri, February 29, 6:30pm - 8:00pm  
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