Astronomy Magazine Tucson Star Party planned for Sat., Feb. 10, 2018

Posted by David Eicher
on Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Astronomy Magazine will partner with Pima Community College and the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association to throw a public star party Saturday, February 10, 2018, at the Pima Community College East Campus, Tucson, Arizona. Photo: Pima Community College

Join us on Saturday, February 10, 2018, in Tucson, Arizona, for the annual Astronomy Magazine Public Star Party. The event will be held at the East Campus of Pima Community College, 8181 East Irvington Road, Tucson, AZ 85709. Everyone is invited, and the event will crank up by noontime, with solar observing, provided with a few telescopes from a partner organization, the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association, one of the largest and most active clubs in the desert southwest. The real attraction, however, will begin in early evening, with nighttime observing. Observing will begin around 7 p.m. and last for several hours. The evening sky will feature views of numerous deep-sky objects in the winter Milky Way, with such showcase objects as the Orion Nebula, the Crab Nebula, the Pleiades, numerous bright star clusters, planetary nebulae, and a smattering of galaxies. 

Astronomy Magazine Editor David Eicher will be on hand to discuss astronomy with participants. The event is being hosted by Pima Community College, Astronomy Magazine, and the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association. 

The star party will take place in and around the observatory buildings, easily visible by their white domes. 

For more information, see Astronomy.com, and for directions to the event, see https://www.pima.edu/maps-directions/

See you in Tucson!!

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