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EDUCATION: Lecture – Observing the Gas Giants: Jupiter and Saturn hosted by The Custer Observatory
August 3, 2019 @ 8:00 pm$3 – $5
Jupiter is the king of the planets because it is the largest in our solar system and Saturn is the rock star because of its beautiful rings. Using binoculars we can see 4 of JupiterÕs moons which are in different positions every night. And some of Saturn’s moons can be seen through a telescope. Ed Anderson, a member of the Astronomical Society of Long Island (ASLI) and of the Custer Institute, will provide tips on how to get the most out of your observing of these two planets as well as tools and techniques that will help you see more. After the session, if the weather is good, he will open the ASLI dome on the grounds of Custer Observatory and turn the 14Ó telescope on Jupiter as he discusses the view and answers questions. Weather permitting, Custer Observatory staff will also give tours of the night sky through the Zerochromat telescope in the main observatory dome and other powerful telescopes on site. Feel free to bring your own binoculars or telescope to look through after the presentation. Or just enjoy the view from ours! Suggested donation: $5 Adults, $3 Children under 12