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Telescope viewing the night sky

NASA/Langley Skywatchers Club to visit New Quarter Park on August 4

July 26, 2018
 
            The NASA/Langley Skywatchers Astronomy Club will set up their telescopes at York County’s New Quarter Park to view the night sky on Saturday, August 4. The public is invited to arrive as early at 8 p.m. to chat with the astronomers as they set up their telescopes and then stay until 11 p.m. to view the night sky through the high-powered equipment.
            Club members work to encourage the public in the observation, appreciation, and understanding of our solar system by providing views of Jupiter, Saturn, and other celestial objects. 
            Club member Paul Tartabini said, “This year, late summer provides a great opportunity to observe the two largest and most fascinating planets, Jupiter and Saturn, in the early evening. The NASA Skywatchers are excited to provide a chance for people to see Jupiter’s moons and Saturn’s rings as well as other objects in the night sky through telescopes and binoculars at New Quarter Park.”
            New Quarter Park is located at 1000 Lakeshead Drive in upper York County near the Queens Lake neighborhood. 
 
Photo attached: NASA/Langley Skywatchers Astronomy Club members will bring their telescopes to New Quarter Park on Saturday, August 4, to share views of Jupiter and Saturn as well as other celestial objects.  The event is free and open to the public.  Club members will be on hand as early as 8 p.m. to set up their scopes and talk with participants.   

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