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Highland Road Park Observatory

Calendar of Events 2020 - September

ALERT: All in-person programming will have Phase 2 guidelines that patrons must follow if they are to remain on site. These guidelines are accessible at the front page of this website; they are in place at least through 28 August. If Phase 3 guidelines are issued for September HRPO may alter in-person programming accordingly.
NOTICE: This listing is for in-person programming only. Remote programming will be listed on the front page.

Wednesday 2 September

9:00 am to 5:00 pm: World War II End 75th Anniversary Join us to commemorate this glorious day when freedom was restored to the world by the brave Allies. [No admission fee. For all ages. Drinks and refreshments.]

Saturday 5 September

8:45 pm to 10:45 pm: Evening Sky Viewing Weather permitting, viewing through one or more telescopes will take place. During this time the waning gibbous Moon will be at a maximum altitude of 14°. Please keep headlights off while parking and leaving, and drive slowly! [No admission fee. For all ages.]
10:45 pm to 12:15 am: Moon-Mars Conjunction The Moon and Mars♂ are less than a degree apart! [No admission fee. For all ages. Binocular recommended.]

Friday 11 September

8:45 pm to 10:45 pm: Neptunian Opposition Neptune♆ is exactly 180 degrees from the Sun☉, rising as the Sun☉ is setting. We are now the closest we’ll be to Neptune♆ this year! Weather permitting viewing of Neptune♆ will take place. [No admission fee. For all ages. Drinks and refreshments.]

Saturday 12 September

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm: Solar Viewing Weather permitting, safe viewing of the Sun☉ in three different manners will occur. During this time the Sun☉ will be in the constellation Leo♌ at a maximum altitude of 63°. [No admission fee. For all ages. Solar viewers available for $2.00; limit four per adult purchaser.]
7:30 pm to 10:00 pm: Evening Sky Viewing Weather permitting, viewing through one or more telescopes will take place. During this time the waning crescent Moon will be below the horizon. Please keep headlights off while parking and leaving, and drive slowly! [No admission fee. For all ages.]

Friday 18 September

8:30 pm to 10:00 pm: Evening Sky Viewing Weather permitting, viewing through one or more telescopes will take place. During this time the waxing crescent Moon will be below the horizon. Please keep headlights off while parking and leaving, and drive slowly! [No admission fee. For all ages.]

Saturday 19 September

7:30 pm to 10:00 pm: Evening Sky Viewing Weather permitting, viewing through one or more telescopes will take place. During this time the waxing crescent Moon will be at a maximum altitude of 16°. Please keep headlights off while parking and leaving, and drive slowly! [No admission fee. For all ages.]

Friday 25 September

8:30 pm to 10:00 pm: Evening Sky Viewing Weather permitting, viewing through one or more telescopes will take place. During this time the waxing gibbous Moon will be at a maximum altitude of 35°. Please keep headlights off while parking and leaving, and drive slowly! [No admission fee. For all ages.]

Saturday 26 September

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm: Plus Night: “The Martian Mystique” Tonight’s Evening Sky Viewing has the following additions: marshmallow roast; filtered views of Jupiter♃; physical science demonstrations; unaided eye sky tour; binocular sky tour; quiz /scavenger hunt/task game for kids to earn prizes. During this time the waxing gibbous Moon will be at a maximum altitude of 37°. Please keep headlights off while parking and leaving, and drive slowly! [No admission fee. For all ages.]

Please also check the HRPO front page or the BRAS Forum for special celestial events or live broadcasts that could not be confirmed for this page’s publication time.

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Updated by Frederick J. Barnett on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 11:38 AM.

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