Free stargazing event. Adler astronomers and educators are bringing the the Universe a little closer to you.
With ‘Scopes in the City, Adler astronomers and staff lead free telescope observing programs in Chicago neighborhoods.
Depending on the dates, times and locations of the ‘Scopes in the City events, attendees may be able to observe the Sun, Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, and more. Check what’s in the sky here.
When: Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 7:00–9:00 pm.
Where: Begyle Brewing Company, 1800 W. Cuyler, 1E
Event is weather permitting, please check status on Twitter @AdlerPlanet.
Telescope observing is free and open to all (weather permitting) and no tickets or reservations are needed for telescope observing. If you have binoculars you should bring them.
Moon sweeps near Saturn and Mars September 17 to 19
On September 17, 18 and 19, 2018, use the waxing gibbous moon to locate the planets Saturn and Mars. These two worlds look like bright stars, and they are easy to see with the eye alone. Mars is the brighter of the two, its ruddy color contrasting beautifully with the golden hue of Saturn.
If you have a telescope, use it to enjoy Saturn’s glorious rings.
The moon, Saturn and Mars shine highest up for the night at or around nightfall. They slowly sink westward throughout the evening and wee morning hours. As viewed from northerly latitudes, all three worlds appear rather low in the southern sky at nightfall; from the Southern Hemisphere, on the other hand, the moon, Saturn and Mars shine way up high as darkness falls.
On September 17, 18 and 19, 2018 – as soon as darkness falls – let the moon serve as your guide to two bright and beautiful planets, Saturn and Mars.