Astronomy Night with Sugar Creek Astronomical Society
March 9 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
We will begin with an indoor program on the upcoming total solar eclipse which occurs on April 8th. We will cover what to expect in NWA, how to prepare for viewing, and specific points to watch for during the eclipse. Weather permitting, outdoor viewing will begin about 6:30 p.m. when we will observe Jupiter before it sets for the season, view constellations Taurus, Orion, and Canis Major, plus double stars, star clusters, and nebulae. Items you may wish to bring include a flashlight covered with a red cloth (or red balloon) and a folding chair. If you have binoculars or a star chart, feel free to bring them. Club members will bring telescopes to share with the public. Recommended for ages 8+. Reservations not required.