This free community event will give locals the chance to view the Summer Milky Way, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars, and more! The astronomers of the Verde Valley will provide telescopes for free viewing and laser guided constellation tours.
Date: Friday, August 2, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: Lower Sports Field at Posse Grounds Park in West Sedona
As the last of the Winter constellations dip into the western horizon, the rich stream of stars in the Summer Milky Way are rising high in the sky. The constellations of Cygnus the Swan, Vulpecula the Fox, Aquila the Eagle, Sagittarius the Archer and Scorpius the Scorpion are just a few of the star rich areas that hide open clusters, planetary nebula, globular clusters and emission nebula only visible in the many telescopes that will be set up for everyone to view thru. The planets Jupiter, Saturn and Mars will also be visible.
Mark your calendar, bring a blanket, and join us for this fun, free community event!