A Vernal Celebration
||Friday March 22, 2013
||Between 7:30 PM and 10:00 PM
Math and Science Center
400 Dowman Drive
You are cordially invited to the Emory Observatory and Planetarium to check out several of our astronomical neighbors on the evening of March 22 starting at 7:30. With spring having arrived a few days earlier and with the promise of warmer, clearer weather, we'll look at Jupiter during the early part of the evening and the Moon during the later part. Also, this weekend in March may prove to be the peak of recently discovered Comet PanSTARRS, which should hover just above the western horizon for a brief view just after sunset. Later, giant Jupiter will dominate the western sky and a gibbous moon will shine brightly overhead.
Just drop into the Emory planetarium any time between 7:30 and 10:00 PM for an introduction to the array of objects scattered across the current evening sky. Then go up to Emory's rooftop observation deck to view the celestial objects through our 24-inch reflector as well as other smaller telescopes set up for your viewing pleasure.
Please note: Live viewing is weather dependent. Even the best telescopes cannot see through clouds. But members of the Physics Department will be on hand, rain or shine, to show you previously recorded images and to answer your astronomical questions.
This event is open to all members of the Emory community, family, friends and guests.
Emory observatory personel have created a calculator to determine the distance of the ISON Comet. Closest approach will be December 23rd, 2013.
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Links to past news and events
- Year of Astronomy Celebration at Emory April 3, 2009
- Founders Day, Live Moon Viewing February 2, 2009
- Emory astronomer discovers supernova December 6, 2008
- Beauty and the Beast November 7, 2008
- Krona in concert September 13, 2008
- To Know, Jeff Hester Lecture February 18, 2008
- Saturn and the Moon February 11, 2008
- Big Bang!, Simon Singh Lecture and Mars Viewing November 11, 2005
- An Evening in April April 15th, 2005
- Winter Skies Jan. 28th, 2005
- Total Lunar Eclipse Oct. 27th, 2004
- October Skies Oct. 1st, 2004
- Greek Skies Sept. 23rd, 2004
- Beauty and the Beast! Apr. 23rd, 2004
- The Rings of Saturn! Jan. 30th, 2004
- Total Lunar Eclipse Nov. 8th, 2003
- Mars is Leaving! Oct. 1st, 2003
- Mars is Coming! Aug. 23rd - Aug. 26th, 2003