A Vernal Celebration

Date: Friday March 22, 2013
Time: Between 7:30 PM and 10:00 PM

Emory Planetarium
Math and Science Center
Room E300
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.