2020 Asteroid Day

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Christopher K.
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2020 Asteroid Day

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The Baton Rouge Astronomical Society is continuing the incredible Asteroid Day at the Highland Road Park Observatory. The event will take place on Saturday 27 June from 9pm to 12am.

Selected Viewing Targets
9pm to 11:45pm = First Quarter Moon
9:30pm to 12am = Albireo
11:15pm to 12am = Jupiter
11:30pm to 12am = Saturn

Current predictions list eleven visible passes of rocket bodies, satellites and such...that does not include a prediction for over thirty Starlinks to pass (some in the northeast, some in the southwest) with magnitudes of 2.9 down to 2.6.

The asteroid 2 Pallas will be quite dim at magnitude 9.3, but beginning at 10pm HRPO personnel will attempt to give patrons a view.

About Asteroid Day:
https://asteroidday.org/

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Re: 2020 Asteroid Day

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Selected Viewing 9:00pm to 12:00am
  • 9:00pm to 9:300 pm A talk one of NASA Asteroid missions(out side)
  • 9:30pm to 10:30 pm Asteroid Q and A(out side)
  • 10:30pm to 11:00 pm A talk another one of NASA Asteroid missions(out side)
  • 11:00pm to how far is that Close Approach and the moon(out side)
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Christopher K.
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Re: 2020 Asteroid Day

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There will be a game for kids beginning at 9:15pm (lasting until 11:15pm or until the prizes are all won, whichever comes first). Additionally, there will be a small welcome back poster giveaway at the campfire ring from 9:30pm to 10pm.

There will be a brand-new 36-Day Display, and new merchandise for sale in the Best Little Store in the Universe.

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