Join us April 16th, on Saturday at 8pm at the Three Peaks Recreational Area to catch a great view of Jupiter through SUSF’s large telescope. We will also be able to see its 4 largest moons: Io, Callisto, Ganymede, and Europa.
Jupiter is the largest planet in our Solar System, and also has the most moons (67 to date) but we can’t see all of them through a ground telescope. We can easily see its 4 largest moons however, and they are pretty interesting themselves.
Europa is covered in ice, and has a liquid ocean just underneath. Io is completely volcanic and covered in magma, Callisto is the most cratered body in the solar system, and Ganymede is larger than the planet Mercury (but not more massive).
About the Event:
This event is free and open to the public. Everyone is invited, and we will not try to sell you anything, however donations help us buy better equipment for the community, and are always deeply appreciated.
We recommend coming right at 8pm, wrapping up for warmth, and bringing a blanket or chair for additional warmth and comfort. We’ll provide a fire a little ways away from the viewing site, marshmallows, and a telescope to view other objects in the night sky.
Directions to Three Peaks from Cedar City can be found here.
Disclaimer: We stay until everyone leaves, however in the event of inclement weather, we will be there at start time (in this case 8pm), but if we are rained/snowed out and no one shows up, we typically only wait one hour from start time to call it quits.