Public invited to see Saturn, Mars Friday night

August 27, 2016 - Supermoon

The array starts Friday night, when observers will be means to perspective Saturn and Mars from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. during a Gallalee Hall Observatory on a UA campus.

At other viewings via a semester, visitors will be means to perspective star clusters and nebulae from both a look-out during Gallalee and UA telescopes that will be set adult opposite a highway from a Moundville Archaeological Park’s museum.

Other scheduled sky viewings will be at:

7:30 p.m. Sept. 7: The eventuality will concentration on a waxing crescent moon, Saturn, Albireo and a Ring Nebula.

7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 30: The eventuality will concentration on nebulae and star clusters and a Andromeda Galaxy.

7 p.m. Oct. 8: The eventuality will concentration on a initial entertain moon as partial of “International Observe a Moon Night,” an annual worldwide open eventuality that encourages regard and appreciation of a moon and a tie to NASA heavenly scholarship and exploration. Details will be posted during

7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 28: The eventuality will concentration on a crescent moon, nebulae, galaxies and star clusters.

7 p.m. Nov. 14: The eventuality during Gallalee Hall will concentration on a supermoon and will embody a harangue titled, “Chasing a GHOST Particle: The Ice-Cube Neutrino Observatory.” The harangue will start during 7:15 p.m. in room 227 of Gallalee Hall, followed by a open observation eventuality during 8 p.m. in a observatory.

7 p.m. Dec. 2: This eventuality will concentration on Orion Nebula and Pleiades.

All sky viewings are fortuitous on a weather. Cloudy skies are not gainful to viewing. For some-more information, call 348-5050 or revisit

Advance notice is requested for those who devise to move a vast group.

Gallalee Hall is during a northeast dilemma of University Boulevard and Hackberry Drive, reduction than a retard from Denny Chimes. UA’s Moundville Archaeological Park is 13 miles south of campus off Alabama Highway 69.

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