Sidewalk Astronomy

Stay tuned for upcoming Sidewalk Astronomy events!

WHEN: Friday, February 3 at 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
WHERE: Discovery Center 701 NE Sanchez Avenue, Ocala, FL 34470

This event is complimentary! No sign-up required

At this time of year, sunset will be around 6:10 PM.

Friday, February 3rd, will have a nice placement of the moon in the southwestern sky.  Venus and Mars are milling around close to one another as well, but farther west. Since the winter constellations are prominent, the mighty Orion takes center stage for the whole evening in the southern sky, but at a high enough elevation for all to enjoy along with the other bright stars of late winter!

Join Professor Ken Nash for an evening under the stars! See a demonstration on how lunar craters are formed and what you will be able to observe through the telescopes. He will walk participants through basics of telescope use, and guide us in our star gazing pursuits.

Ken Nash received a B.S. in Physics from Georgia Tech and an M.S. in Atmospheric Sciences from Creighton University. He spent a good deal of time predicting the effects of space weather on Department of Defense satellite operations and is an adjunct instructor at the College of Central Florida (Meteorology and Earth Science). He is also Director of Physical Sciences and Climatology for Gulf Archeology Research Institute.

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