Sidewalk Astronomy for December 2017

Sidewalk Astronomy at G.T. Bray Park

Spend an evening observing the celestial wonders

December 14, 2017 – The Local Group of Deep Sky Observers, a Bradenton/Sarasota group of astronomy enthusiasts, is pleased to announce their next Sidewalk Astronomy event.

Weather permitting, on Saturday, December 23, 2017 starting at 5:45 p.m., and continuing until at least 10:00 p.m., the members of the Local Group will set up their high-quality telescopes for public viewing near the park’s 51st Street West entrance.

Centrally located in Bradenton, G.T. Bray Park sits between 51st and 59th Streets West, with 33rd Avenue Drive West running through the center of the Park. The telescopes will be set up in the small parking lot just inside the 33rd Ave Dr W entrance, off of 51st Street West.

Parking for people attending the event will be available in a parking lot on the south side of 33rd, about 100 yards west of the observing area. Additional parking is available at Happy Tails Dog Park just north of the lot where the telescopes will be set up.

Observing highlights during the evening include the first quarter moon and the distant planets Uranus and Neptune as well as other deep-sky wonders that will be visible through the member’s telescopes.

As always, the event is free of charge and is open to people of all ages.

For more information, please contact Local Group President Jonathan Sabin at (941) 518-8695, or visit our website,

The public is also encouraged to sign up for our free event mailing list at
Link to the latest Sidewalk Astronomy photographs for publication:

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Jonathan Sabin,
President, LGDSO

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