Three Planet Party at Overlook Park May 26

Three planets will appear close together on the night of May 26. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Mercury, Venus and Jupiter will come very close together Sunday evening, May 26.

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center and the Pajarito Astronomers will be there with telescopes to help viewers enjoy this remarkable event.

The telescopes will be set up for twilight sky viewing starting 8:45 p.m., about 45 minutes after sunset. Besides these planets, there will also be some spectacular galaxies to see. The location is the Soccer Field at Overlook Park in White Rock.

Be sure to dress warmly if you plan to stay for a while. If the viewing is good, the event will continue until around midnight.

The three planets will form a tight triangle that will fit into a 2.5 degree circle above the western horizon. After they set at around 9:35 p.m., the group can observe the rings of Saturn and then the galaxies.

For more information, call PEEC at 662-0460.

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