Celestial Sights: University Astronomy Club Holds Public Observation Nights

October 1, 2013

 The University of Scranton Astronomy Club is hosting three free, public observation nights in September, October and November.

The first observation night will be of the full harvest moon and planets Thursday Sept. 19, in the Loyola Science Center. Participants will meet in the center’s atrium at 8 p.m. The full harvest moon is the closet full moon to the autumnal equinox.

The second observation night will be of the new moon in dark skies. It will be at the Lackawanna State Park, Saturday, Oct. 5, at 8 p.m. Email astronomy@scranton.edu for additional directions.

The third observation will be Monday, Nov. 25, at the Loyola Science Center to view the comet ISON, which will pass particularly close to the sun. Participants will meet in the center’s atrium at 8 p.m.

For more information or to be contacted for an observation night cancellation or postponement, email astronomy@scranton.edu.

 

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