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Telescopes to scan Penn Dixie Skies to view moon, Jupiter, Uranus and a variety of constellations

by jmaloni
Tue, Oct 5th 2010 02:45 pm
Telescopes will be scanning the skies at the Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center in Hamburg on Saturday, Oct. 16, beginning at 6 p.m. Telescopes, with filters, will be available to view sunspots and solar flares before sunset. After dark, telescopes will focus on the Penn Dixie Skies to view a first-quarter moon, Jupiter and Uranus in the east, the famous double-star cluster in Perseus, E.T. star cluster, and a variety of other constellations. 

Two 16-inch, one 14-inch, and two 8-inch telescopes will be available for viewing. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own telescopes, if they like. This is also a good opportunity to learn about the variety of telescopes available before making a purchase. 

If anyone has questions about how to operate their personal telescope, they are welcome to bring it and the Penn Dixie astronomers will help them learn how to operate it.

Children, scouts, families and groups are encouraged to attend. No pre-registration required.  Admission is $2 per person. Penn Dixie members are free. 

Visit www.penndixie.org or call 627-4560 for additional information, directions, 2010 special events, astronomy, school tours, membership opportunities, birthday parties and volunteer programs.

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