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Stargazing in Rock Creek Park
August 11 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
An event every month that begins at 9:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until June 2, 2018
One event on July 14, 2018 at 9:00pm
One event on August 11, 2018 at 8:30pm
One event on September 1, 2018 at 8:00pm
One event on October 6, 2018 at 7:30pm
One event on November 17, 2018 at 7:00pm
Exploring the Sky is an informal program that for over sixty years has offered monthly opportunities for anyone in the Washington area to see the stars and planets through telescopes from a location within the District of Columbia.
Sessions are held in Rock Creek Park once each month on a Saturday night from April through November, starting shortly after sunset. We meet in the field just south of the intersection of Military and Glover Roads NW, near the Nature Center. A parking lot is located immediately next to the field.
Beginners (including children) and experienced stargazers are all welcome-and it’s free!
Questions? Call the Nature Center at (202) 895-6070 or check the Internet sites: https://www.nps.gov/rocr/planyourvisit/planetarium.htm or http://www.capitalastronomers.org
(The event is canceled in the event of clouds and rain.)
Come See the Stars!
|Month||Day||Time||Things of Interest|
|April||7||8:30 PM||Winter constellations last gasp|
|May||5||9 PM||Jupiter rising; Big Dipper high|
|June||2||9 PM||Venus and Jupiter visible; Vega rising|
|July||14||9 PM||Summer Triangle; First quarter moon and Jupiter in Libra|
|August||11||8:30 PM||Three planets; Andromeda rising|
|September||1||8 PM||Vega overhead; Now four planets!|
|October||6||7:30 PM||Summer triangle is directly overhead; Mars|
|November||17||7 PM||Pleiades and winter constellations appear|
A presentation of the National Park Service and National Capital Astronomers.