Come enjoy a full day of astronomy

Posted by Michael Bakich
on Thursday, February 11, 2016

It’s almost here! Astronomy is in the astronomical capital of the universe, and we’re ready to rock. Here are the details:

The Moon has more detail on its surface than any other celestial object, and many telescopes will be pointed at it during the 2016 Tucson Star Party. // Damian Peach
Event: The 2016 Tucson Star Party

Date: Saturday, February 13

Time: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Venue: Pima Community College (PCC) East Campus, 8181 E. Irvington Road

Location: Near the PCC observatory on the south side of campus

Hosts: Astronomy magazine and the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association (TAAA)

Other groups involved: The Southern Arizona chapter of the International Dark Sky Association and the OSIRIS-Rex asteroid sample return mission

History: This will be the fourth annual Tucson Star Party

Daytime activities: Educational displays; observing the Sun through properly filtered telescopes; free informative handouts from Astronomy magazine

Level: All ages, family oriented

Evening activities: Observing the Moon, Jupiter, and many other celestial objects, including Uranus, the Orion Nebula, the Andromeda Galaxy, double stars, star clusters, and more

Cost: FREE (parking also is free)

For more information about Pima Community College’s East Campus, visit its website.

For more information about the TAAA, visit its website.

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