May Astronomy Night

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05-05-2018 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
MacKay Gardens
Address: MACKAY GARDENS AND LAKESIDE PRESERVE, Mackay Boulevard, Lake Alfred, FL, United States

Our Astronomy Night in May will be at Mackay Garden in Lake Alfred, FL on May 5th starting at 7:00 pm.

We’ll be there with our telescopes to observe the wonders of the universe. And this is a great time of the year for observing. The air is still clear and the humidity is down so the “seeing” is pretty good. And some of the best astronomical “stuff” is still visible this time of the year. We’ll “focus” our telescopes on star clusters, nebulae and even galaxies far, far away. There’s so much out there. There will be plenty of things for the whole family to experience.

But don’t come out just to see the universe. We’ll have our usual informative and “entertaining” presentation before we get the scopes out and bring the universe to you.  We’ll be talking about “Astronomy for Beginners”. We’ll show you how to be an astronomer without a telescope. That’s right, you don’t have to have a telescope to observe celestial objects. Just use your eyes. All you need to do is look up. You can start by learning and identifying constellations. You may not see the “faint fuzzies” on the other side of the universe, but if you have dark skies, you can see the Andromeda galaxy, our closest “faint fuzzy” neighbor, without a telescope.

Remember, “the show goes on” rain or shine, so don’t let the weather stop you. We give everyone a chance to ask questions and make comments. We want you to be involved and help us by participating.

Summer is here and the rainy season isn’t far off. So come out for a night to remember. Be an astronomer, and let us bring the universe to you. You’ll be glad you came.

Clear skies and
Keep looking up.