Dr. Cynthia Peterson, Physics, UConn
Friday, March 3, 7:30 pm – UConn. Directions will be sent to participants.
Advance registration required: $20 ($15 for Museum Members and Donors)
Adults and children ages 8 and above.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Explore winter’s night sky during this visit to UConn’s historic planetarium. Learn how to identify the stars, planets, and other celestial objects observable throughout the season. Astronomy Professor Dr. Cynthia Peterson will offer a general orientation to the constellations, planets, and special celestial objects visible in the night sky using binoculars.
She will also discuss the upcoming total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, the first time in four decades that the moon’s shadow will cross the lower 48 states! Weather and time permitting, the session will conclude at the Observatory to use binoculars and telescopes to observe a gorgeous quarter moon and possibly Venus and Mars. We will also look at celestial objects like globular clusters, open clusters, and any comets that happen to be wandering by.
For registration information please visit
www.cac.uconn.edu/mnhcurrentcalendar or call (860) 486-4460.