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Monthly Skywatch & Public Star Party

  • December 08, 2018
  • Cernan Space Center, Triton College, River Grove

Monthly Skywatch - followed by FREE Public Star Parties


Get your current night sky, astronomy, geoscience, and space exploration update in the Cernan Center Planetarium.

One Saturday night each month, the Cernan Earth and Space Center's Monthly Skywatch brings you the excitement of the current nighttime sky. Recent discoveries in astronomy, space science and geoscience are also presented in the Planetarium theater. This program features advanced scientific content and is recommended for people 13 years or older, but younger visitors are welcome.

Weather permitting, telescopes will be set up outside so everyone can observe the Moon, planets and other celestial sights for FREE. Telescopes are provided by the Chicago Astronomical Society and Cernan Center staff.

 

Admission to Monthly Skywatch
Adults $8
Seniors 55+ $4
Children 2-12 $4
 Triton College Students with Current Semester I.D.   Free 


Below is the list of dates and presentation topics for Monthly Skywatch through December 2018.


Date Topics
February 10, 2018 TBD
March 10, 2018 TBD
April 14, 2018 TBD
May 12, 2018 TBD
June 9, 2018 TBD
July 14, 2018 TBD
August 11, 2018 TBD
September 8, 2018 TBD
October 13, 2018 TBD
 November 10, 2018  TBD
December 8, 2018 TBD


FREE Public Star Parties

Weather permitting, telescopes will be set up outside so everyone can observe the Moon, planets and other celestial sights for FREE.


Telescopes are provided by the Chicago Astronomical Society and Cernan Center staff.

Most Star Parties are regularly scheduled on the same day as Monthly Skywatch.

Additional Star Parties may be added for special events which will be indicated with as asterisk (*).


You are not required to attend the Monthly Skywatch to participate in the FREE Public Star Party.


Date  Times Objects
January 13, 2018 6-9 PM  Pleiades star cluster, Orion Nebula, Andromeda Galaxy (maybe) 
Moon - 10% waning
February 10, 2018 6:30-9 PM Pleiades star cluster, Orion Nebula, Andromeda Galaxy (maybe)
Moon - 22% waning
March 10, 2018 8-10 PM Pleiades star cluster, Orion Nebula
Moon - 40% waning
April 14, 2018 8:30-10 PM Pleiades star cluster, Orion Nebula
Moon - 2 % waning
May 12, 2018 8:30-10 PM Venus, Jupiter, double stars
Moon - 10% waning
June 9, 2018 9-10:30 PM Venus, Jupiter, double stars
Moon - 21% waning
July 14, 2018 9-10:30 PM Moon (sets early), Venus, Jupiter, Saturn
Moon - 5% waxing
August 11, 2018 8:30-10 PM Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars
Moon - 0%
September 8, 2018 8-10 PM Venus (sets early), Jupiter, Saturn, Mars
Moon - 1% waning
October 13, 2018 8-10 PM Moon, Saturn, Mars
Moon - 24% waxing
November 10, 2018 6-9 PM Moon (sets early), Saturn (sets early), Mars, Andromeda Galaxy
Moon - 11% waxing
December 8, 2018 6-9 PM Double stars, Mars, Andromeda Galaxy, Pleiades star cluster
Moon - 2% waxing


For the latest program/schedule information:
   • Visit our website at triton.edu/cernan


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