Stargazing event 12/03


Friends of Wallisch Homestead is again teaming up with the North Jersey Astronomical Group (NJAG) for their 4th visit to the Homestead.
We are a go for December 3rd at 6 PM, at the Homestead and NJAG members said optimal viewing will be until around 9- 9:30 weather permitting.

The public is encouraged to visit as their members set up their telescopes to view the heavens. Everyone will be able to use these impressive scopes to view the crescent moon, and the planets Venus (which will set fast, but we may be able to see it above the trees in the west early on in the evening), Mars, Uranus, & Neptune.

 
After moon set ( ~8PM) , the sky will be dark enough to view deep sky objects such as the Great Andromeda galaxy ( all night ) , the Ring and Dumbbell Nebulae ( early eve),Globular cluster M 15, Helix Nebula ( depending on sky transparency that evening) the Perseus Double cluster, Pleiades star cluster, The Crab Nebula supernova remnant, ( after 8:30 pm depending on sky transparency)  and finally the Great Orion Nebula rising in the East at the end of the evening.
 
Students, Teachers, amateur astronomers and the general public are encouraged to attend. The sights will amaze you.
(This is a weather permitting event and cloud cover will cancel the event. )
 

The NJAG is an astronomy club of more than fifty stargazers interested in all aspects of the night sky.Since 1981, the NJAG has sponsored many activities for the public in Northern New Jersey, including weekly Telescope Nights and a monthly lecture series in the spring and fall plus special events. Tens of thousands of people have discovered the wonders of the Universe through their telescopes! For information on joining their club please visit http://njastro.org/agx/ .

 

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