Public Astronomy Observation

Sunday, December 10, 2017
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM (CT)
Type of Event
Arts and Events
Contact
Bob Baer
618-453-2729
Department
Physics
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Free public astronomy observation hosted by the SIU Carbondale Physics Department at the SIU Farms Dark Site. The site is located at: Autumn Point Rd, Carbondale, IL 62901:     37.710270, -89.254787 Enter the site from the Chautauqua road entrance. 

Site has 10 concrete telescope pads, an open observation area, and parking. No bathrooms or additional facilities are on this site. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. A few public telescopes will be on hand, but the real show, the Geminids Meteor Shower, is best without the use of a telescope. Geminid meteors are visible December 4 - 16. Up to 120 meteors per minute are visible at the peak of the meteor shower around December 13 - 14.

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