Public Astronomy Observation

Sunday, November 17, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (CT)
Neckers Building Astronomy Observation Deck, SIUC
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Bob Baer
618-453-2729
Department
Physics
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 Free public astronomy observation hosted by the SIU Carbondale Physics Department and the Astronomical Association of Southern Illinois at the Neckers observation deck. Telescopes are provided. Children accompanied by adults are welcome. Visible this evening: Saturn, M57, M13, M31. The Leonids meteor shower will peak this evening, and lasts from Nov 6 thru Nov 30. Meteors are produced by dust grains left behind by comet Temel-Tuttle discovered in 1865. Best viewing after midnight from a dark location, but we may see a few of the Leonids at this evening's observation.

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