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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.