“I Got the Sun in the Morning and the Moon at Night”

February 18, 2018 from 4 to 6 pm

“I Got the Sun in the Morning and the Moon at Night”

Well, not exactly, but we will take advantage of the rare opportunity to observe both the Sun and a waxing crescent Moon in one Duke Farms Program. Ranger Bob will share amazing facts about our magnetic Sun (for example: there are no flames or fireon the solar surface!) and take us on a virtual lunar tour of the Moon, soaring low over Apollo landing sites and pointing out the craters and lunar geography we’ll see through the telescope along the Moon’s terminator. 

Taking advantage of the highest Sun as attendees arrive, we’ll start our program with safe solar observation through a filtered hydrogen-alpha solar telescope just outside the doors of the Farm Barn classroom. We’ll then go inside to learn more about light pollution, the dynamic nature and sience of the Sun, and learn more about the Moon. Then we'll head back outdoors with Dobsonian telescopes to see the Moon in real life. 

Please dress for the weather! 

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