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Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on Feb 17, 2017 16:22:47 GMT -6
Chicago Astronomer "Just For Fun" Star Party
February 18 2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
An incredible wash of warm weather in winter will bring out Chicago Astronomers and Telescopes this Saturday evening, the 18th of February and we invite our fans to join us for some urban astronomy fun.
We will set-up equipment by our usual spot just west of the Adler Planetarium building from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm on a night that promises temps in the high 50's if not the low 60's....and it will be clear!
Too good to let this evening pass by all good sky lovers without sharing views in telescopes and discussing all things cosmological. We will have brilliant Venus and ruddy Mars to enjoy and some late winter favorites such The Orion nebula, the brightest night time star Sirius, (looks like a diamond in the eyepiece) and some nice star clusters, including the Pleiades. I will also test out the new Chicago Astronomer Monitor for instruction and display.
(All Chicago Astronomer events and activities are family friendly and always free.)
Stop by on a rare warm winter's night and share a fun time with Astronomers...be there.
Chicago Astronomer Joe Founder, Administrator and Chief Astronomer
Telescope/Observatory Docent Facilitator Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum
Astronomy Instructor Instituto Del Progresso/IHSCA
Astronomy Program Instructor British International School of Chicago /Lincoln Park Campus
Resident Astronomer Chicago Park District Nature Oasis/Night Out in the Parks/ 606 Trail