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Highland Road Park Observatory

MERCURIAN ELONGATION

[the first of three in 2020]
Monday 10 February from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
at the Burbank Soccer Complex
No admission fee. For all ages.
Binocular recommended.

Periodically Mercury☿ reaches its greatest angular separation in the sky (elongation) from the Sun☉. This is the safest way to view Mercury☿ by amateurs.

Come join us at the Burbank Soccer Complex! The planet will appear as a “half-Mercury☿.” Venus♀ will also be seen.

ALERT: The beginning of the Baton Rouge Astronomical Society Meeting at HRPO is being pushed back until 7:15 pm to allow for HRPO personnel at Burbank to return to HRPO. The equipment will be picked up (and the event will end) promptly at 7:00 pm!


Updated by Frederick J. Barnett on Thursday, January 23, 2020, 03:55 PM.

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