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Public Astronomy Viewing Free! - Niabi Zoo Public Astronomy Viewing Free! - Niabi Zoo

may, 2019

18may8:00 pm11:00 pmPublic Astronomy Viewing Free!8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Event Details

Please join the Popular Astronomy Club after sunset (8:16 p.m.) on May 18th, 2019 at the Niabi Zoo parking lot for night time viewing of the spring evening skies. The Moon will be full, rising at 8:36 p.m. We can watch Mars low in the west just after sunset. Other objects to view are globular clusters like Messier 13 and Messier 5 and which are large spherical clusters containing 100,000 stars or more. Also, the red star, La Superba which is a carbon star (burning carbon instead of hydrogen like our star, The Sun. These and many other stellar wonders will be featured along with many other beautiful deep sky objects that should be visible weather permitting.

Telescopes including the PACMO (mobile observatory) will be available to look through or bring your own. Weather related updates will be posted on May 18th on Facebook @QCPAC. Free Admission to the viewing.


8:00 pm - 11:00 pm