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Naked Eye Astronomy, POSTPONED
January 15 @ 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
***DUE TO WEATHER, PROGRAM IS POSTPONED TO FEBRUARY 5, 2021***
Join OCCA Vice President, Jim Hill for an evening of naked eye astronomy as we tour the spectacular night sky of January. The winter sky provides a wonderful array of zero and first magnitude stars (recall, the lower the magnitude, the brighter the star). We will explore constellations including Orion, Gemini and Taurus; the magnificent asterism known as the winter circle; and the open star cluster, the Pleiades. If we’re lucky, we might get a glimpse of the most distant object you can see with the naked eye, the Andromeda Galaxy 2.5 million light years away! This program will take place entirely outside, so dress for the weather and bring a chair so that you don’t have to sit on frozen or snowy ground. Binoculars are optional. Note: Indoor facilities are not expected to be available, we’re sorry for the inconvenience. Program is free, but registration is limited to 30 participants. Please use the form below to sign up. Please wear a cloth face covering due to COVID.
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