Jupiter Party

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.

About Jupiter:

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_Io_Callisto_GanymedeEuropa 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.

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “Jupiter Party

    • Hi William, it depends. If we have a lot of people, we may not be able to get to showing you how to use it until very late. The larger it is and the more technical (clock drive, computerized, etc.) the more time it will take to learn how to use it. If it’s a small manual telescope, that would take less time.Can you tell us what type of scope you have? Also, I want to let you know that we are going to be starting an outdoor astronomy class in the summer, but we’d love to help you as soon as possible.

  1. Hi, Would you like some company with telescopes from members of the St. George Astronomy Group?

    Mark Shelton

    Sent from my iPhone

    >

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s