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Family Astronomy Night March 17 – View Event Video

Image of Saturn and system

Due to the coronavirus situation and current public health recommendations, MSU St. Andrews offered a Zoom-based presentation on Tuesday, March 17, 8:00 p.m.

If you missed, you can play back the video and enjoy a great presentation! And this link takes you to the star charts that were used.

Families with school-age and older children are invited to Zoom in for a short (~ 1 hr) presentation focused on Venus.  We will cover its orbit and how it looks in the sky by eye and by telescope.  We will also describe some of the missions that have been sent to Venus, and what we have learned from them.  Plus, there will be a brief update on a bright star (Betelgeuse) that you can see without a telescope which has suddenly dimmed.  And, as always, we will show you how to find the planets and other bright objects that are currently in the sky.  This is a great time for that:  brilliant Venus is easily seen after sunset this month until about 10 PM, and Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn shine in the morning sky, before sunrise.  We will also point out the star that has puzzled astronomers with its recent dimming—you will be able to see for yourself, even without a telescope!

Date:  Tuesday, March 17, 8:00 PM.  Despite the Coronavirus, we will still be offering the presentation on Venus and what’s in the sky this month by Zoom.  Plus, we will try to answer any general astronomy questions you bring.

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Be sure to click “join by computer audio” or you will also need to call the phone number below to initiate audio.

Or iPhone one-tap :

US: +16468769923,,920855823#  or +16699006833,,920855823#

Or Telephone:

Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

US: +1 646 876 9923  or +1 669 900 6833

Webinar ID: 920 855 823

International numbers available: https://msu.zoom.us/u/aeJKAqy00Y