Night Out with Chester County Astronomical Society at Wolf's Hollow County Park - CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER In-Person
Join the Atglen Public Library, Chester County Parks + Preservation, and the Chester County Astronomical Society to celebrate Astronomy Day! Astronomy Day is a grass roots movement designed to share the joy of astronomy with the general population - "Bringing Astronomy to the People." On Astronomy Day, thousands of people across the world who have never looked through a telescope will have an opportunity to see first-hand what has so many amateur and professional astronomers all excited.
The Sun will set just after 8:00, and we will have a stunning crescent Moon to view as the sky darkens. We will zoom into the terminator, the line between light and dark on the Moon and view mountains and “oceans.” As the glow of sunset fades the spring constellations will come into view with Leo the Lion at center stage. If we have a dark sky and a clear night we can see the famous Leo Triplet of galaxies, a group of three galaxies that can be viewed in one field of view in a telescope.
There will be numerous open star clusters to see including M35 at the feet of the Gemini twins and the beautiful Beehive Cluster in the constellation Cancer the Crab. And we can see globular clusters, collections of several hundred thousand stars gathered together into a cosmic puff ball. As the sky fully darkens we will see the constellations of spring and early summer including Ursa Major (which includes the Big Dipper), Ursa Minor (the Little Dipper), Draco the Dragon and rising in the east will be Hercules.
- Saturday, May 7, 2022
- 8:00pm - 10:00pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- Library Location:
- Atglen Library