Astronomy Day at the APO

This Saturday is National Astronomy Day. In recognition of this day,  the Arthur Pursell Observatory will be open to the public from 7:30 to 10:30 PM. Club members will have their telescopes available for attendees to look through.

The program will start at 8:00 PM SHARP in the Stan Manro Astro Physics Center. A presentation will be made on the “seven day old moon”, We will discuss interesting objects visible on the moon. Craters, Rilles, Lava flows and the Apollo 15 landing location will be discussed. The other subject for the night will be the planet Jupiter. Attendees will be able to see Jupiter’s moon Io transit the planet and then watch the eclipse shadow cross the planet.

There is a $5.00 fee per person (all ages) to help support our facility and to be able to purchase our purposed video equipment. The video camera will allow us to project live views of celestial objects in our Astro Physics Center. We need to raise $2,500 to be able to accomplish this.

Join us! Bring your lawn chair and binoculars and enjoy the evening with us.

Jupiter at 9:15 on April 25th 2015

Jupiter at 9:15 on April 25th 2015

Location address is 9242 Ave. 184 Tulare, CA 93274

You can book your attendance and get more information about the event here.

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Greg Eckes


I am a retired music teacher. I make custom violins and violas. I play violin in the Tulare County Symphony and fiddle in the Tule River Bluegrass Band. I like camping and astronomy.


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