I attended the Star Party which is a 2-part event. First, there is the lecture which was very informative and funny about the night sky. The second part which was my favorite was the telescopic viewing of objects in sky, which was just amazing. Some outstanding views of Jupiter and three of its moons, M3 and M35,, the moon and an extremely great viewing of Saturn. Dress warm and in layers. Don't miss the Star Party.
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April 25, 2013
Many thanks for your review .. much appreciated!
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Just to make sure others understand, though .. the objects viewed at a particular Star Party will depend on what's up that particular night. Right now (late April '13), we're viewing both Jupiter and Saturn but Jupiter will drop off of the list of targets in the next week or so and won't be viewed again at the Star Parties until late this Fall. The Moon, of course, is constantly changing in visibility throughout it's almost monthly phase cycle. We generally have the Moon as a target of telescope viewing from about 4 days after New to about 2 to 4 days past Full depending on the time of year. When the Moon is relatively bright, we're restricted to mostly brighter objects. When it's mostly out of the sky, more things like nebulae and galaxies are offered as well as the planets and star clusters.
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