2020 International Astronomy Day

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Christopher K.
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2020 International Astronomy Day

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The fourteenth annual International Astronomy Day will take place on 2 May 2020 from 3pm to 11pm at the Highland Road Park Observatory. As usual there is no admission fee.

Selected Target Objects
3pm to 5:15pm = The Sun
5:15pm to 11pm = Waxing Gibbous Moon
7:15pm to 9:15pm = Venus
9:15pm to 11pm = M35
9:30pm to 11pm = Beehive Cluster
9:45pm to 11pm = Mizar and Alcor
10pm to 11pm = Coma Berenices Cluster
10:15pm to 11pm = Hercules Cluster
10:30pm to 11pm = Omega Centauri
Visible pass predictions have yet to be determined.

Raffle prizes are soon to be announced. The tickets will be on sale by the beginning of February.

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Re: 2020 International Astronomy Day

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The electrical requirements have been requested for IAD exhibitors and vendors. Sawhorses will separate exhibitor/vendor parking from the main visitor area.

Please keep in mind this is an event that will take place during Daylight Time. Sunset is at 7:43pm and twilight ends at 9:12pm. Although the event is about three months away and the predictions almost certainly will be adjusted, at this time there are nine visible passes on this evening.

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Re: 2020 International Astronomy Day

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Sadly, HRPO personnel have had to cancel plans for International Astronomy Day due to the virus outbreak and response. All exhibitors and demonstrators will be invited to a special expanded version of the Spooky Spectrum (called the Spooky Sensation) on Saturday 3 October from 2pm to 10pm.

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