Special County-Sponsored Dark Night May 26

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TPA/PEEC News:

The Pajarito Astronomers, in conjunction with PEEC, will hold a special County-Sponsored Dark Night starting at 8 p.m. (sunset) Sunday, May 26 at Spirio Soccer Field, Overlook Park.

Weather permitting, the public is invited to come out, wander among the telescopes and star gaze. The main event of the evening will be looking at the tight grouping of three planets in the west: Mercury, Venus, and Jupiter.

The three planets will form a triangle that will fit inside a small, 2.5 degree circle above the western horizon. After the three planets set, there will be telescope views of Saturn, of double stars, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies.

The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Viewing will end before midnight. Call Steve Becker at 662-3252 for information.

 
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