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Highland Road Park Observatory

2019 SATURNIAN OPPOSITION

Tueday 9 July from 10:00 pm to 12:00 am
No admission fee. For all ages.
Drinks and refreshments.
Binocular recommended.

Saturn♄ is exactly 180 degrees from the Sun☉, rising as the Sun☉ is setting. We are now the closest we’ll be to Saturn♄ this year!

The ringed beauty (on this date in the constellation Sagittarius♐) is always a delight. Sometimes a viewer can spy contrasts in the upper cloud deck, as well as the largest moon Titan. Will they be seen this night?

The Cassini spacecraft is gone, leaving behind a treasure trove of images and data. What will be the next mission to Saturn♄?

The waxing gibbous Moon, Jupiter♃ and the asteroid Ceres will also be available.

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Created by Frederick J. Barnett on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 01:52 PM.

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