- This event has passed.
4th Annual Night Sky Festival — Fundraiser
Attendance by pre-purchased tickets only; no tickets sold after November 6.
Go to http://www.jtnparts.org/night-sky-festival for info and tickets.
Mars will continue to be in great position for observing. The planet-wide sandstorm
that has obscured the surface lately has now abated, so surface features may now be
observable. Jupiter will be difficult to observe as it will set at 5:23 pm. Saturn sets at
7:47 pm and will be a beautiful object to observe. The Great Square of Pegasus will be
nearly overhead (at Zenith). M31, the great Andromeda galaxy, is found near the
upper left in the nearby constellation Andromeda. It is 2.5 million light-years away,
which makes it the closest galaxy to ours. The constellation Cassiopeia, shaped like a
“W”, can be found above the Great Square. To the East, you will find the Double
Cluster. Two-star clusters are magnificent in a telescope. Sunset is at 4:44.
Pegasus (the Horse)
Taurus (the Bull)
Cygnus (the Swan)
Aquarius (the Water Bearer)
Cassiopeia (the Seated Queen)