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Public Observing Session - The Vernal Equinox
When: March 19, 2013, 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Tuesday
Where: Observatory SLRC

Tonight is the Vernal Equinox, the point in the year when the Sun crosses the celestial equator from south to north, bringing the longer days and warmer temperatures of spring and summer.

Objects we will be viewing tonight with Observatory's telescopes include the Moon, Jupiter and its moons, the Pleiades star cluster, and the Great Nebula in Orion.

Observing sessions require suitable sky conditions. To learn the status of any event, call the observatory hotline at
313-583-6566 or check the Observatory's website beginning one hour prior to the scheduled start time. Inclement weather or other unforeseen adverse circumstances may cause the cancellation of a scheduled event.

Observing sessions are held outdoors. Please dress appropriately for personal comfort during your visit.

Contact E-Mail: umd-sky.observers@umich.edu
Info URL: http://astronomy.umd.umich.edu/
Department: Natural_Sciences
Category: Special Event
Audience: All
Submitted: March 13, 2013, 06:11 PM
Submitted by: Carrie May Swift
Approved by: Kelly M Ledingham
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