Astronomy Night at Providence Canyon

18feb6:30 pmAstronomy Night at Providence Canyon6:30 pm 8930 Canyon Road

Event Details

Free Astronomy Night!

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Come join us Saturday, February 18, for a starry evening at Providence Canyon State Park! (Look for us at the picnic area with a small building.) The evening will start at 6:30 p.m. with a brief presentation by Dr. Rosa Williams on notable celestial objects visible in the current evening sky. Then, weather permitting, we will move to the telescopes set up around the field to view the planets Venus, Jupiter, and Mars. Once the sky is dark enough, we’ll move on to star clusters like the Pleiades (“Seven Sisters”, M45), and fainter objects such as the Great Orion Nebula (M42), the Andromeda Galaxy (M31), and the Beehive Cluster (M44). Although it is faint now, we may even be able to catch a glimpse of “green comet” C/2022E3 (ZTF) as it moves away from Earth.

Feel free to bring your own lawn chairs for more comfort. Main entrance is off Rte. 39C. Meet us at the field between playground and restrooms.

Please note the park has a parking fee: $5

Time

(Saturday) 6:30 pm EST

Location

Providence Canyon State Park

8930 Canyon Road