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Stargazing in Rock Creek Park – Saturn rising

May 3, 2014 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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 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: Exploring the Sky @ Rock Creek. Download the flier!

Date      Time      Targets of Interest
03 May  9:00pm  Saturn rising in the east; Astronomy Day 5/10
21 Jun   9:00pm  Solstice 6/21; possible meteors (June Boötids)
19 Jul    9:00pm  Summer Triangle; Mars has just passed Spica
23 Aug  8:30pm  Andromeda rising; Perseid meteor shower
20 Sep  8:00pm  Andromeda Galaxy rising; equinox 9/23
18 Oct  7:30pm  Possible meteor crash on Mars 10/19
01 Nov  7:00pm  Pleiades and winter constellations appear


Exploring the Sky is a presentation of the National Park Service and National Capital Astronomers.

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May 3, 2014
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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