Astronomy Night at Providence Canyon
This event has been canceled due to weather. Come join us on Saturday, January 27th, for a starry evening at Providence Canyon State Park!
This event has been canceled due to weather.
Come join us on Saturday, January 27th, for a starry evening at Providence Canyon State Park!
The evening will start at 6:30 p.m. with a brief presentation by Dr. 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 rings of Saturn, which will be the first thing to set of the night. Jupiter will be one of the brightest objects of the night along with A few very bright stars ranging in colors. The moon will be in a Waning Gibbous phase making the night sky incredibly dark allowing us to point telescopes at harder to see objects as the night progresses. The Andromeda Galaxy should also be visible, you should even be able to see the bend of the Milky Way if dark enough due to very little light pollution at this location.
Feel free to bring your own lawn chairs for more comfort and we encourage you to dress for the weather as this event is entirely outside. Main entrance is off Rte. 39C. Meet us at the field between playground and restrooms. Please note the park has a parking fee: $5 per vehicle
(Saturday) 6:30 pm EST(GMT-05:00)
Providence Canyon State Park
8930 Canyon Road