Exploring the Sky

Telescope
 

Come See the Stars!
2016 Schedule



Month Day Time Things of Interest
April 2 8:30 PM Winter constellations; Jupiter high
May 7 9:00 PM Mars and Saturn rising close to Antares; Big Dipper high
June 4 9:00 PM Three planets visible; Vega rising
July 9 9:00 PM Summer Triangle; Large cresent moon with Jupiter near
August 6 8:30 PM Andromeda rising; Mercury setting
September 3 8:00 PM Mars, Saturn and Antares form a triangle; Vega overhead
October 1 7:30 PM Summer triangle is directly overhead
November 5 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.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

3545 Williamsburg Lane, NW
Washington, DC 20008

Phone:

(202) 895-6000
Rock Creek Park administrative offices can be reached at 202-895-6000. For general information call 202-895-6070 Wednesday - Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and dial 0.

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