Saturn Viewing, 2019

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Christopher K.
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Saturn Viewing, 2019

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Saturn's opposition in 2019 occurs during the 11am hour on 9 July. Accordingly, the Saturnian Opposition viewing at HRPO will be on Tuesday 9 July from 10pm to 12am. Saturn will be in the constellation Sagittarius and will begin the session twenty degrees above the horizon.

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

Information for other 2019 planet viewing:
http://hrpo.lsu.edu/programs/planet_times.html

Christopher K.
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Re: Saturn Viewing, 2019

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HRPO will be open tonight from 10pm to midnight for an attempted view of Saturn during its opposition. The waxing gibbous Moon, Jupiter and the asteroid Ceres will also be available. The weather forecast is for fair conditions.

HRPO personnel will have Cassini videos playing on the main floor.

More information:
http://hrpo.lsu.edu/programs/special.html

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Re: Saturn Viewing, 2019

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Saturn will be viewed Monday night at HRPO from 10pm to midnight during the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower. It will be in the constellation Sagittarius, to the upper left of the Teapot. Telescopes will be retired at midnight so visitors can concentrate on searching for Perseids, the rate of which will increase after midnight.

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Re: Saturn Viewing, 2019

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Saturn can be seen already in the twlight--and what's more, it forms an almost straight line with Venus and Jupiter! Jupiter is only about seven degrees off the horizon...
http://www.astronomy.com/-/media/Images ... Saturn.jpg

Jupiter might be the last time we see it for a few months...then it will be a morning object.

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