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Jupiter is the King of the Planets

27 Jun 2019 4:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
Named after the king of the Roman gods, Jupiter is aptly labeled as it is the largest planet in our solar system.  The 5th planet from the sun, Jupiter is a giant.  Its mass is 2 ½ times that of all the other planets in our solar system combined.



Jupiter was known to the ancients, but it was Galileo who is known for studying it through a telescope and discovering its four largest moons.  We have sent multiple unmanned spacecraft to Jupiter, have taken amazing photographs, and learned much about this King of the Planets. 

Join us on Saturday July 6th at 8:00pm for a lecture on Jupiter and its moons.  After the lecture, if we have clear skies, we will head outside for a Star Party where you will be able to see Jupiter and other wonders of the night sky through the powerful telescopes of members of Sugar Creek Astronomical Society.

The event is free and open to the public.

What to Bring if you can:

- Folding chair – one per person

- Star chart (if you have one)

- Flashlight (covered with a red cloth or red balloon)

Where:  Hobbs State Park visitor center located on Hwy. 12 just east of the Hwy. 12/War Eagle Road intersection

When:    Saturday July 6, 2019

Time:      8:00 pm - Lecture 
               9:00 pm - Star Party – night sky viewing

Cost:       Free.  The public is invited.

For more information on the Sugar Creek Astronomical Society: https://www.facebook.com/pg/SugarCreekAstro/

For more information on Hobbs State Park programs, trails, picnicking, or meeting room rentals:   Call:  479-789-5000 


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