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    Monthly Skywatch - Saturday, January 13, 2018 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
    Children 2-12 $4
     Triton College Students with Current Semester I.D.   Free 

    Below is the list of dates and presentation topics for Monthly Skywatch through December 2018.

    Date Topics
    January 13, 2018 TBD
    February 10, 2018 TBD
    March 10, 2018 TBD
    April 14, 2018 TBD
    May 12, 2018 TBD
    June 9, 2018 TBD
    July 14, 2018 TBD
    August 11, 2018 TBD
    September 8, 2018 TBD
    October 13, 2018 TBD
     November 10, 2018  TBD
    December 8, 2018 TBD

    FREE Public Star Parties

    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.

    Most Star Parties are regularly scheduled on the same day as Monthly Skywatch.

    Additional Star Parties may be added for special events which will be indicated with as asterisk (*).

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

    Date  Times Objects
    January 13, 2018 6-9 PM  Pleiades star cluster, Orion Nebula, Andromeda Galaxy (maybe) 
    Moon - 10% waning
    February 10, 2018 6:30-9 PM Pleiades star cluster, Orion Nebula, Andromeda Galaxy (maybe)
    Moon - 22% waning
    March 10, 2018 8-10 PM Pleiades star cluster, Orion Nebula
    Moon - 40% waning
    April 14, 2018 8:30-10 PM Pleiades star cluster, Orion Nebula
    Moon - 2 % waning
    May 12, 2018 8:30-10 PM Venus, Jupiter, double stars
    Moon - 10% waning
    June 9, 2018 9-10:30 PM Venus, Jupiter, double stars
    Moon - 21% waning
    July 14, 2018 9-10:30 PM Moon (sets early), Venus, Jupiter, Saturn
    Moon - 5% waxing
    August 11, 2018 8:30-10 PM Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars
    Moon - 0%
    September 8, 2018 8-10 PM Venus (sets early), Jupiter, Saturn, Mars
    Moon - 1% waning
    October 13, 2018 8-10 PM Moon, Saturn, Mars
    Moon - 24% waxing
    November 10, 2018 6-9 PM Moon (sets early), Saturn (sets early), Mars, Andromeda Galaxy
    Moon - 11% waxing
    December 8, 2018 6-9 PM Double stars, Mars, Andromeda Galaxy, Pleiades star cluster
    Moon - 2% waxing

    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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