Sidewalk Astronomy at the Celery Fields
Astronomy Club’s inaugural event at the Sarasota Park made possible with the gracious cooperation of the Sarasota Audubon Society
October 24, 2016 – The Local Group of Deep Sky Observers, a Bradenton/Sarasota group of astronomy enthusiasts, is pleased to announce their Sidewalk Astronomy event for November.
Weather permitting, on Saturday, November 5, 2016 starting at sunset and continuing until 10:00 p.m., the members of the Local Group will set up their high-quality telescopes for public viewing in the parking lot at the southeast corner of Sarasota’s Celery Fields Park. Home to the Sarasota Audubon Society, located at 6893 Palmer Boulevard, Sarasota, public parking will be available just west of the Nature Center building. The telescopes will be set up in the parking lot on the east side of the Nature Center. (There will be no telescopes set up at the top of the hill).
Sunset on November 5th will be at 6:43 p.m.
Highlights of the evening include incredible views of Saturn’s rings in the early evening, the first quarter moon, and an opportunity to view the planets Mars, Uranus and Neptune. A variety of other celestial objects will be viewed through the telescopes as they become visible throughout the night.
This will be the final opportunity to view Saturn during a Sidewalk Astronomy event until the fall of 2017.
As always, Sidewalk Astronomy is FREE and open to everyone.
For more information, please contact Local Group President Jonathan Sabin at (941) 518-8695, or visit our website, www.LGDSO.com.