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Planet Time: Mercury

  • Aug 16, 2014 · 5:15 PM
  • Highland Road Park Observatory

Please meet at 5:15pm.
Look for the Red Shirts.

If you missed it in the spring, we’ll be opening early once again for Mercury. Leo will be the target constellation this time—Mercury doesn’t stay in any one constellation for long!

Mercury and Venus each get two two-hour sessions due to their descending with the Sun and therefore the added difficulty of seeing them in a telescope.

Have a favorite planet?  HRPO sets aside one Saturday annually for each planet in our Solar System so you and your family, friends and coworkers can get an “up close” view of the terrestrial or gas giant that’s #1 on your list. Or… try to see all of them! As usual, there’s never any out-of-pocket expense for looking through HRPO’s two large reflectors.

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  • Gail

    Might be a little late.

    July 29, 2014

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  • Charlene
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  • Gail
    USS Corsair Member, Co-Organizer

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