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First Public Star Party is Sept 26

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:00 AM - Fri, 26 Sep 2014 8:00 PM

JMU Planetarium Public Star Parties -- LAST FRIDAY of every month

Mark your calendar now for our FIRST public star party of the year on Friday, September 26! Our monthly star parties is the public's opportunity to come on campus, look through our telescopes, and perhaps see our Moon, Jupiter and its 4 Galilean moons, Saturn and its majestic rings, binary stars and oh so much more!

John C. Wells Planetarium Director and staff will be on hand to answer your cosmic questions and provide impromptu live, star talks highlighting the Valley sky! While our skies are light-polluted, we will show you objects through our telescope that you cannot see with the unaided eye.

Public star parties are scheduled for the last Friday of every month. If inclement weather forces us to cancel, we will try again on Saturday. The decision to observe or not will be made by 4pm that day and will be posted on the Planetarium website, our Facebook page, and on Twitter. If you're on social media, please "follow" us on Twitter and "like" us on Facebook to find out about all our special events at the Planetarium this year!

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