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    Monthly Skywatch - Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Get your current night sky, astronomy, geoscience, and space exploration update in the Cernan Center Planetarium.

    One Saturday night each month, the Cernan Earth and Space Center's Monthly Skywatch brings you the excitement of the current nighttime sky. Recent discoveries in astronomy, space science and geoscience are also presented in the Planetarium theater. This program features advanced scientific content and is recommended for people 13 years or older, but younger visitors are welcome.

    Weather permitting, telescopes will be set up outside so everyone can observe the Moon, planets and other celestial sights for FREE. Telescopes are provided by the Chicago Astronomical Society and Cernan Center staff.

         
    Admission to Monthly Skywatch
    Adults $8
    Seniors 55+ $4
    Children 2-12 $4
     Triton College Students with Current Semester I.D.   Free 

    Below is the list of dates and objects for Monthly Skywatch through December 2016

    Date Featured Telescope Targets
    December 9, 2017 Pleiades, Orion Nebula
    January 13, 2018 Pleiades star cluster, Orion Nebula, Andromeda Galaxy (maybe)
    February 10, 2018 Pleiades Star Cluster, Orion Nebula, Andromeda Galaxy (maybe)
    March 10, 2018 Pleiades Star Cluster, Orion Nebula
    April 14, 2018 Pleiades Star Cluster, Orion Nebula
    May 12, 2018 Venus, Jupiter, Double Stars
    June 9, 2018 Venus, Jupiter, Double Stars
    July 14, 2018 Moon (Sets Early), Venus, Jupiter, Saturn
    August 11, 2018 Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars
    September 8, 2018 Venus (sets early), Jupiter, Saturn, Mars
    October 13, 2018 Moon, Saturn, Mars
    November 10, 2018 Moon (sets early) Saturn (sets early), Mars, Andromeda Galaxy
    December 8, 2018 Double Stars, Mars, Andromeda Galaxy, Pleiades Star Cluster

    FREE Public Star Party at 8:30 pm after each Monthly Skywatch

    Weather permitting, telescopes will be set up outside so everyone can observe the Moon, planets and other celestial sights for FREE. Telescopes are provided by the Chicago Astronomical Society and Cernan Center staff.

    You are not required to attend the Monthly Skywatch to participate in the FREE Public Star Party.


    More FREE Public Star Parties

    The Cernan Earth and Space Center has tentatively scheduled extra observing sessions throughout the year for special celestial events.

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    Featured Telescope Targets
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    For the latest program/schedule information:
       • Visit our website at triton.edu/cernan
       • Call our program information line at (708) 583-3100
       • Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/cernancenter
       • Email cernan@triton.edu


    Please note: Events, Dates, Topics and Prices are subject to change. Even though we make every effort to keep the website updated, visitors should call our Program Line at 708-583-3100 for the latest information about additions, changes, and cancelations.

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