HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2019

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Christopher K.
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HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2019

Post by Christopher K. » November 28th, 2018, 1:03 pm

There will be more than just standard sky viewing during the upcoming calendar year. 2019 includes but is not limited to...
*a total lunar eclipse (January)
*the largest International Astronomy Day in Baton Rouge history (May)
*the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing (July)
*a transit of Mercury (November)

The HRPO 2019 Preview Party will take place at that facility on Friday 28 December from 6pm to 10pm. Objects available for viewing will include Mars, Uranus, Neptune, the Pleiades Star Cluster, the Andromeda Galaxy, the Orion Nebula, the Triangulum Galaxy, the Perseus Double Cluster and (if still bright and accessible) Comet Wirtanen.

There will also be physical science demonstrations, games for kids to earn prizes and displays. The Celestron NexStar 8SE (earned during the 2018 Donation Drive) will have first light.

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