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Saturn viewing available Sunday at Starved Rock State Park

Posted by wlpo on April 26, 2013

You’ll be a little bit closer to the planet Saturn on Sunday.  Observe and learn more about the planet during a day of presentations Sunday at Starved Rock State Park.

Members of the Chicago Astronomical Society will be set up in the area of Fox Ridge.

Day-time Solar Observation will begin at three, with special solar viewing equipment.  It’s followed by a program about Saturn.
At 7:30 p.m., is the program “Astronomy for Fun” and afterwards you’ll be able to view Saturn at its closest approach to Earth.

Jupiter and its moons will be visible at 8:00 p.m., for a brief time.

If you go feel free to bring your telescope, binoculars, and a small red-bulbed flashlight.  You could also bring a regular flashlight covered with red plastic. You won’t be allowed to have a white light at the observing site.

Admission is free but they’ll be accepting donations.

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