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See the Moon and Jupiter Saturday Night!

14 Sep 2010, 14:47 UTC
See the Moon and Jupiter Saturday Night!
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You are invited to join us (and the rest of Earth) in exploring our nearest celestial neighbor, the Moon!

Weather permitting, this Saturday evening, September 18th, the Scobee Planetarium and Observatory, along with members of the San Antonio League of Sidewalk Astronomers (S.A.L.S.A.), will host a special "star party" as we celebrate the first ever world-wide "International Observe the Moon Night." Starting at 7:00 p.m. and continuing until 10:00 p.m., the Observatory telescope adjacent to the Scobee Planetarium and a variety of telescopes provided by members of SALSA will be pointed towards the Moon as we explore our closest celestial neighbor. This same evening dozens of planetariums and observatories across the Earth are hosting similar events to encourage everyone to discover the Moon! In addition, the giant planet Jupiter is now at its best and brightest for the year. Other astronomical objects will also be featured during our "star party!"

Saturday, September 18th's event is open to all ages (old enough to safely look through telescopes, that is) and is presented FREE of charge. Our star party will be held outside the Scobee Planetarium on the campus of San Antonio College in parking Lot #21 located one block east of ...

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