Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Public invited to Astronomy Day exhibit, observing at Southwind Park

The Sangamon Astronomical Society (SAS), in conjunction with the Astronomy-Physics Department at the University of Illinois Springfield, will hold an Astronomy Day event at the North Pavilion of Southwind Park on Saturday, April 20 (Weather permitting) beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. The park is located at the corner of South Second Street and Southwind Road in Springfield. It is easily accessible from I-55 South on Exit 90 at Toronto Road. See map or visit the park website for directions:

SAS members will have telescopes set up for display and observing, as the sky darkens. This Astronomy Day will feature the Sun, Jupiter, Saturn, the Moon and the Pan Starrs Comet among the objects to observe, along with Globular Star Clusters and colorful Double Stars.

Astronomy Day is a national event held every year and is designed to bring the joy of astronomy to the general public.

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