Jupiter Viewing, 2018

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Christopher K.
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Jupiter Viewing, 2018

Post by Christopher K. » March 12th, 2018, 3:19 pm

The system of Galilean moons are once again thrilling viewers with their acrobatics. Jupiter is at least fifteen degrees up at 1am CDT by the middle of this month.

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Re: Jupiter Viewing, 2018

Post by Christopher K. » April 20th, 2018, 8:10 pm

Jupiter is returning to the pre-midnight. This is the perfect time for the local kids to have a refresher course! The Science Academy session "Jupiter" will be offered at the Highland Road Park Observatory on Saturday 5 May from 10am to 12pm; registration begins tomorrow. A kid must be eight to twelve years of age. The cost is five dollars per in-parish registrant and six dollars per out-of-parish registrant.

More information:
http://hrpo.lsu.edu/programs/academy.html

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Re: Jupiter Viewing, 2018

Post by Christopher K. » April 26th, 2018, 11:04 am

Jovian opposition takes place during the nighttime period of 8/9 May. On Tuesday 8 May the Highland Road Park Observatory will be open for the opposition of Jupiter. This marks the ending of the Saturday "Planet Times" in favor of actual opposition nights at HRPO! The viewing session will run from 9:30pm to 11:30pm, has no admission fee and is for all ages.

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Re: Jupiter Viewing, 2018

Post by Christopher K. » May 14th, 2018, 8:29 am

For about the next seventeen weeks or so Jupiter will be extremely close to Zubenelgenubi, a double star with components 231 arcseconds apart. Jupiter will be thirty degrees up tomorrow night by 9:53pm, and the planet will have the magnitude 2.7 double star 2˚19' to its west. That night and Wednesday night Jupiter will be its closest to Zubenelgenubi.

More information:
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observin ... ht-on-you/

Also, the Jovian Opposition event at HRPO was very fun, with a surprising numbers of patrons arriving.

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