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Title

Special Observing Event: A Gibbous Moon, the Pleiades, and (maybe) a Very Red Star!

Location

Planetarium

Start Time

3/15/2019 8:00 PM

End Time

3/15/2019 9:30 PM

Description

Have a look at a 9-day-old gibbous Moon and it's Mare Imbrium, the biggest obvious impact basin on the near side, as well as the craters Copernicus and Plato.

Then enjoy wide field views of the Pleiades (Seven Sisters) star cluster, and, depending on sky conditions, view R Leporis, better known as Hind's Crimson Star, a pulsating red giant about 850 light years away, and one of the deepest red color stars in the sky.

If clouds interfere, we'll view high-resolution images in the planetarium.

Dress warmly!

More info: Planetarium

Category

 

All Day Event

 

Recurrence

 

Publish on SMC Homepage

Yes

Attachments

Content Type: SMC Event
Created at 2/14/2019 12:26 PM by IP_REGINA
Last modified at 2/14/2019 12:26 PM by IP_REGINA