At this time of the year, the night sky is in transition. Although the winter constellations are still on prominent display, they are slowly making their way offstage to the west. Meanwhile, the stars of early spring are entering from the east. What causes this seasonal variation, what are some of the better known stars and constellations, and what celestial treasures are there for you to enjoy through a telescope? This evening's program is intended to help you find out.
Afterward, weather permitting, we'll step outdoors to gaze up at the early spring stars to enjoy the night sky firsthand. With telescopes provided by local amateur astronomers, you wil be treated to views of planet Jupiter and its Galilean moons, the birthplaces of stars, galaxies, and more.
- For kids ages 8-18
- Meets in the Barn
- Indoor portion of the program is rain, snow or star shine
- Dress appropriately for the outdoor portion of the program
NASA Hubble Space Telescope