The weather looks reasonable, so let’s try for some guerrilla stargazing at Solstice park tonight.
- When: TODAY! Sept 4, 2011 at 9pm
- Where: Solstice Park – all the way up the hill from the tennis courts (or, if you’re not in Seattle, wherever you have a view of the western horizon!)
- Who: Everyone welcome, as usual.
Come stargaze with us at Solstice park tonight. We’ll be looking for Comet Garradd and Supernova PTF11kly in Galaxy M101 through telescopes.
Here’s approximately what those might look like with out telescopes. They will not be visible to the naked eye.
Supernova PTF11kly in Galaxy M101
If you’re interested – here’s the timing of various celestial events for today from Seattle, courtesy of the U.S. Naval Observatory Astronomical Applications Department:
Sun and Moon Data for One Day
The following information is provided for Seattle, King County, Washington (longitude W122.3, latitude N47.6):Sunday 4 September 2011 Pacific Daylight Time SUN Begin civil twilight 6:00 a.m. Sunrise 6:32 a.m. Sun transit 1:08 p.m. Sunset 7:44 p.m. End civil twilight 8:16 p.m. End astronomical twilight 9:34 p.m.MOON Moonset 10:40 p.m. on preceding day Moonrise 2:58 p.m. Moon transit 7:16 p.m. Moonset 11:34 p.m. Moonrise 3:53 p.m. on following day
This event is my part of the NASA’s Solar System Ambassadors program, and thanks toWest Seattle Blog for publicizing the last few!
Everyone is welcome, see you there!
~ A l i c e !