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See Comet PanStarrs at Upcoming Dark Night

on March 2, 2013 - 7:27am

Staff Report

The Pajarito Astronomers, in conjunction with PEEC, will be holding a special County-sponsored Dark Night starting at 7 p.m. (sunset) Sunday, March 10, at Spirio Soccer Field, Overlook Park.

Weather permitting, Comet PanStarrs should be visible in the west for up to an hour.

The comet is currently predicted to be of moderate brightness and may have a visible tail.

Once the comet has set, Jupiter and its moons will be nicely placed for viewing, as will the winter constellations and a variety of double stars, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies.  

The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Call Steve Becker at 662-3252 for information.

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