Spring Astronomy Day – Night sky observing

May 11, 2019 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
History Center of Olmsted County
1195 W Circle Dr
Rochester, MN 55902

Public Sky Observing of the young Moon – 7.3 days after New Moon, planet  Mars, bright stars, double stars, and more by telescope with guidance members of the Rochester Astronomy Club outside at the History Center on the West Circle Dr.
On the Moon will be possible to see landing sites for Apollo 11, 15(on terminator), 16, 17. see NASA visualization.

Apollo landing sites, click to see video

Sky and Telescope: How to see all six Apollo Moon landing sites
Days after New Moon, when landing sites are fully illuminated: A11 & A17: 6d, A16: 7d, A15: 8d, A12 & A14: 10 d.
Five prominent lunar craters helpful to locate landing sites: Posidonius, Theophilus, Ptolemaus, Archimedes, Copernicus.
ACT-REACT: QuickMap site

Moon on evening May 11, 2019

Credit: NASA Scientific visualization studio

General public is welcome.

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