Uranus Viewing, 2020

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Christopher K.
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Uranus Viewing, 2020

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Uranus's opposition in 2020 occurs during the 11am hour on 31 October. Accordingly, the Uranian Opposition viewing at HRPO will be
*Friday 30 October from 7:45pm to 9:45pm CDT. Uranus will be in the constellation Aries and will begin the session eighteen degrees above the horizon. The waxing gibbous Moon, Mars, Ceres, Pallas, Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune will also be in the night sky.

The event will have no admission fee and will be for all ages.

Information for other 2020 planet viewing:
http://hrpo.lsu.edu/programs/planet_times.html

Christopher K.
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Joined: October 12th, 2009, 3:28 pm
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Re: Uranus Viewing, 2020

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Did you hear? Uranus is weirder than we thought. It's outrageous side-spin apparently was just the beginning. Investigation of 1986 Voyager data is still revealing secrets, including the fact that Uranus' magnetic field is wonkier than just its twisty wobble.

More information:
https://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/

We'll be seeing Uranus in our morning sky beginning mid-July.

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