Public Presentation & Sky Observing 2023-02/24

When:
February 24, 2023 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
2023-02-24T19:00:00-06:00
2023-02-24T20:30:00-06:00
Where:
Oxbow Park
5731 County Rd 105 NW
Byron, MN 55920
USA
Cost:
Free

Small telescope in your own backyard

Presentation by Robert Fealey

Best telescope is a telescope which is actually used to observe the sky! Come to Oxbow Park Nature Center classroom and learn about telescope parts, how to enhance telescope capabilities with equipment additions (i.e. Sun and Moon filters, finder scopes, laser pointers, astronomical cameras, etc.)! All demonstrated on a small affordable telescope.

Robert Fealey is a retired neurology doctor.  Robert is interested  in space exploration topics, like e.g. research of the Saturn moon Titan by spacecraft Cassini and lander Huygens. He has a small observatory in his backyard with a 10″ Meade telescope and a few smaller telescopes and digital cameras. He is passionate about astrophotography and he is an active member of the Rochester Astronomy Club.

What to expect at Public Sky Observing – click here.

2023 Public Sky Observing Plan – PRELIMINARY, still working
Month Day DoW Sunset Start End ☽ age Planets
Jan 27 Fri 17:13 6 7:30 6.0 ☿,♀,♄,♃,♆,⛢
Feb 24 Fri 17:51 6:30 8 4.4 ♃,♆,⛢
Mar 31 Fri 19:35 8 9:30 9.3
Apr 08 Fri 19:45 8:30 10 16.7
Apr 15 Sat 19:53 9:00 11:00 0.3
Apr 28 Fri 20:19 9 11 5.7 ☿ A.Day:4/29
Apr 29 Sat 20:22 9 11 5.7 Austin HormelNatureCenter.org/sola-fide-observatory.html
May 13 Sat 20:26 9:30 11:30 28.3
May 23 Tue 20:37 9:30 11:30 1.2 Elgin
May 26 Fri 20:40 9:30 11:30 4.2
Jun 10 Sat 20:52 9:45 11:45 3.7
Jun 23 Fri 20:56 9:45 11:45 9.5
Jun 24 Sat 20:56 9:45 11:45 9.5 Forestville
Jul 15 Sat 20:50 9:30 11:30 2.2 ☿,♄
Jul 28 Fri 20:38 9:30 11:30 8.1
Jul 29 Sat 20:38 9:30 11:30 9.1 Frontenac
Aug 12 Sat 20:24 9:00 11:00 0.8 ♄,♆,♃
Aug 25 Fri 19:58 8:30 10:30 6.7 ☿,♄,♆,♃
Aug 26 Sat 19:58 8:30 10:30 6.7 Forestville
Sep 09 Sat 19:31 8 10 28.8 ♄,♆,♃
Sep 19 Tue 19:13 8 10 5.3 Elgin
Sep 22 Fri 19:07 7:30 9:30 5.3 ♄,♆,♃,⛢ A.Day:9/22
Sep 23 Sat 19:05 7:30 9:30 5.3 Frontenac
Oct 07 Sat 18:40 7:30 9:30 28.8 ♄,♆,♃
Oct 20 Fri 18:18 7 9 5.3 ♄,♆,♃,⛢
Nov 17 Fri 16:47 6 7:30 11.4 ♄,♆,♃,⛢
Dec 15 Fri 16:32 6 7:30 10.0 ☿,♀,♄,♆,♃,⛢,♂-opo12/8
event January 27 previous next March 31

☿ – Mercury, ♀ – Venus, ♂ – Mars, ♃ – Jupiter, ♄ – Saturn, ⛢ – Uranus, ♆ – Neptune

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