Astronomy Day / Public Star Party ( A Solar System Close Encounter)

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Date(s) - May 14, 2016
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM


Arthur Pursell Observatory
9242 Avenue 184
Tulare, CA 93274


Astronomy Day

Tonight, The Moon and Jupiter are very close together in the southern skies, and will be a splendid sight in the telescopes of the TAA.  Come join us in enjoying this Solar System close encounter…you won’t be sorry you did!. The evening will include a short program on the formation of the Moon and planets, a tour of the constellations and bright stars, and astronomical viewing through TAA’s 12″ Astrola and other large telescopes. Cost: $5 per person. Dress comfortably and bring your own seating and refreshments (NOTE: no alcoholic beverages allowed on the premises).

This Saturday night May14th, the TAA will have its first clear star party of the season. (Weather Permitting) Our location is 9242 Avenue 184 Tulare, CA 93274, The gates will open at 8:00 pm.

We will introduce new technology that is going to change star parties forever. We will be presenting live views of objects on a TV screen that were invisible to the naked eye in the past. Objects that we used to call “faint fuzzies” will now be able to be seen on a large scale and in color. Named objects like the Sombrero Galaxy, Ring Nebula, Owl Nebula, Whirlpool Galaxy will appear in their full glory.