The Gloucester Area Astronomy Club hosts the monthly meeting in Lanesville, North of Gloucester Massachusetts! We haven’t seen the usual summer planets in our evening skies yet this year, but Jupiter and Saturn rise earlier every night, and along with Uranus they’ll be visible during more convenient evening hours this fall.
Accordingly, Friday’s GAAC meeting will feature three short informational talks, one each on Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus. We’ll be treated to a history of the exploration of each planet, and learn some interesting, sometimes very weird facts about each one; we’ll review what we can see in a telescope, and what to look for.
Come join us at the Lanesville Community Center at 8:00 pm on Friday 9/8, for all the usual goodies and fun conversation, and for a solar system primer just in time for the fall 2023 planet season. If skies permit we’ll have set up a few telescopes outside, and you’ll get to observe Saturn, always a fun experience, but one you’ll find more rewarding because of what you’ll have learned from our presenters. This will be a good night.
Doors open at 7:45. There’s plenty of free parking, never any dues or fees, and all are welcome. We hope to see you there.