Exploring the Sky


Come See the Stars!
2015 Schedule

Month Day Time Things of Interest
April 18 8:30 PM Winter constellations; Jupiter high
May 23 9:00 PM Saturn rising; Large crescent moon; Big Dipper high
June 6 9:00 PM Jupiter and Venus setting; Vega
July 11 9:00 PM Summer Triangle; Saturn near Scorpius
August 15 8:30 PM Andromeda rising; Mercury setting
September 5 8:00 PM Cassiopeia level with Polaris; Vega overhead
October 17 7:30 PM Perfect crescent moon; Vega overhead
November 7 7:00 PM Pleiades and winter constellations appear

Exploring the Sky is an informal program that for over sixty years has offered monthly opportunities for anyone in the Washington area to see the stars and planets through telescopes from a location within the District of Columbia.

Sessions are held in Rock Creek Park once each month on a Saturday night from April through November, starting shortly after sunset. We meet in the field just south of the intersection of Military and Glover Roads NW, near the Nature Center. A parking lot is located immediately next to the field.

Beginners (including children) and experienced stargazers are all welcome-and it's free!

Questions? Call the Nature Center at (202) 895-6070 or check the Internet sites: http://www.nps.gov/rocr/planyourvisit/planetarium.htm or http://www.capitalastronomers.org

A presentation of the National Park Service and National Capital Astronomers.

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