Saturday, August 5th at 7:30pm
Altoona Public Library and Lake Altoona Park
This talk introduces the stars, constellations, and interesting objects of the current season sky. We’ll talk about observing the brighter planets and how to find them in the night sky, along with other objects suitable for amateur observing. We’ll also feature any important eclipses, meteor showers, or other interesting astronomical events visible in the near future, as well as observing tips and the astronomical use of telescopes and binoculars.
The presentation will begin at 7:30 in the Altoona Public Library Community Room. The presentation will last about an hour, and there will be time for a Q&A session. Weather permitting, we will then rendezvous at Lake Altoona Park at 9:00, near the public fishing dock, where Jim will have a telescope set up and will allow participants to view objects for real.
Presenter: James Lattis, Director, UW Space Place – Department of Astronomy
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