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Naked Eye Astronomy–The Autumn Sky
09/27/2019 @ 7:30 pm to 9:00 pmFree
Can you find the North Star? How about Arcturus? Can you find constellations, like Cygnus the swan, Ursa Major, Draco, Pegasus or Andromeda? What about Jupiter and Saturn? All these celestial objects will be in the evening sky this autumn, and you can learn how to find them! Join OCCA Vice President Jim Hill for a beginner’s guide to the autumn sky. Bring blankets or a chair and dress warmly, as we will spend time outside, and the best viewing is often while lying on your back or sitting in a lawn chair. No telescopes; binoculars are optional but not necessary, this is naked eye astronomy, after all!
Meet at the Mohican Farm workshop, 7207 State Highway 80, Cooperstown.
Jim Hill taught high school science at Richfield Springs for 30 years. His courses included AP Biology, Human Genetics, and Astronomy.
NOTE: In the event of poor weather or cloudy skies, the program will take place on September 28, same time.