Highland Road Park Observatory
Friday 2 July from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm CDT
No admission fee. For all ages.
Binoculars strongly encouraged.
It’s not light, it’s not dark. It’s that special time called twilight, and HRPO wants to introduce you to it!
- Are all sections of the sky the same shade of blue?
- Which stars are seen first?
- Are Mercury☿ and Venus♀ or the Moon out?
- Is that moving object a plane, a satellite or space debris?
- How much actual darkness should I expect in a light-polluted city when twilight has passed?
We begin with the Sun☉ a mere one-and-a-half degrees above the horizon and sinking. There is no other time like twilight. Bring it into your life!
The 16 July Remote Discussion “Wonders of the Summer Sky” is an excellent followup to this session.
This program preempts the Friday Night Lecture Series on…
- the last Friday in spring before Daylight Time begins
- the Friday during the week of Independence Day
- the first Friday in fall after Daylight Time ends
PLEASE NOTE: If Louisiana were on Standard Time in July, this event would run from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Updated by Frederick J. Barnett on Thursday, June 3, 2021, 01:33 PM.