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    Monthly Skywatch - followed by FREE Public Star Parties

     
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    Monthly Skywatch - Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    Get your current night sky, astronomy, geoscience, and space exploration update in the Cernan Center Planetarium.

    One Saturday night each month, the Cernan Earth and Space Center's Monthly Skywatch brings you the excitement of the current nighttime sky. Recent discoveries in astronomy, space science and geoscience are also presented in the Planetarium theater. This program features advanced scientific content and is recommended for people 13 years or older, but younger visitors are welcome.

    Weather permitting, telescopes will be set up outside so everyone can observe the Moon, planets and other celestial sights for FREE. Telescopes are provided by the Chicago Astronomical Society and Cernan Center staff.

         
    Admission to Monthly Skywatch
    Adults $8
    Seniors 55+ $4
    Chlidren 2-12 $4
     Triton College Studentswith Current Semester I.D.   Free 

    Below is the list of dates and objects for Monthly Skywatch through December 2016

    Date Featured Telescope Targets
    June 11, 2016 Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Moon (48% lit)
    July 9, 2016 Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Moon (32% lit)
    August 13, 2016 Mars, Saturn, Moon (80% lit)
    September 10, 2016 Mars, Saturn, Moon (65% lit)
    October 1, 2016 Mars, Saturn (just barely)
    November 12, 2016 Moon (97% lit)
    December 10, 2016 Moon (88% lit)

    FREE Public Star Party at 8:00 pm after each Monthly Skywatch

    Weather permitting, telescopes will be set up outside so everyone can observe the Moon, planets and other celestial sights for FREE. Telescopes are provided by the Chicago Astronomical Society and Cernan Center staff.

    You are not required to attend the Monthly Skywatch to participate in the FREE Public Star Party.


    More FREE Public Star Parties

    The Cernan Earth and Space Center has tentatively scheduled extra observing sessions throughout the year for special celestial events.

    Date
    Time
    Featured Telescope Targets
    June 25, 2016
     9 p.m. to 11 p.m. 
    Mars at opposition, Jupiter, Saturn
     October 8, 2016 
     7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
     International Observe the Moon Night: Saturn, Mars, Moon (48% lit) 

    For the latest program/schedule information:
       • Visit our website at triton.edu/cernan
       • Call our program information line at (708) 583-3100
       • Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/cernancenter
       • Email cernan@triton.edu


    Please note: Events, Dates, Topics and Prices are subject to change. Even though we make every effort to keep the website updated, visitors should call our Program Line at 708-583-3100 for the latest information about additions, changes, and cancelations.

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