Monday, April 4, 2016

Star Party at Old North Durham, April 9, 2016

It's our third year hosting this event at Old North Durham Park, and we've finally hit on a new moon and hopefully, cool clear skies for deep sky viewing.  This year's theme is "Find Your Way in the Night Sky", with children's activities, a planet walk and our 10-inch telescopes and high-powered binoculars to help you get the best look.  Jupiter is at an optimal position for viewing this time of year--in fact, this past Saturday night while camping I saw the moons of Jupiter and the stunning Pleiades with binoculars and the International Space Station did a fly-by at around 8pm.  The ever-interesting Orion is also prominent through late evening.  More information about the event is below these images:



Orion

Pleiades



Star Party (#20785)
Saturday, April 9 from 8:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Old North Durham Park
Come join DPR and NCCU as we gaze at the stars as a part of the NC Science Festival’s statewide Star Party. We'll have high-powered telescopes and knowledgeable staff to create an enjoyable evening of exploring the night sky.
All ages (children must be accompanied by an adult).
No cost, no pre-registration required

Cloud-out date 4/10