1000 Essex Pkwy NW
Rochester, MN 55901
Public Sky Observing of the young Moon, planets Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars, bright stars, double stars, and more by telescope with guidance members of the Rochester Astronomy Club.
Bright red Mars with magnitude -1.73 extincted to -1.28 will be visible above South East horizon. Distance from Earth is 0.509 AU (76.1 million kilometers or 4.2 light minutes). Mars is visible in a telescope as a disk with apparent diameter 18.4″. Planet-wide dust storm calmed down, so it’ll be possible to see white polar cap, and maybe even some surface features. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see Mars!
Observing will be on parking North of the Soccer fields at Essex Pkwy; near West River Pkwy NW and 41st ST NW
For last minute announcements follow up Rochester Astronomy Club (RAC) facebook page https://www.facebook.com/rochesterastronomy/
General public is welcome.
Jovian moon events over night (CDT):
see more at http://www.shallowsky.com/jupiter/