Free public viewing nights at the William D. McDowell Observatory are every Monday and Wednesday evening, weather permitting.
With September upon us and daylight hours growing shorter, the observatory will open an hour earlier, at 8 p.m.
Each evening two major objects in the night sky will be viewed plus one or two other celestial objects or events depending on the observing conditions.
If thunderstorms are in the area or predicted during these hours we may not be able to open.
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September Viewing Schedule
Sept. 7: Closed Labor Day
Sept. 9, 14 & 16: Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune (Vega, Double-Double, Alberio, M13, M57)
Sept. 21, 23, 28 & 30: Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune, Moon (Vega, Double-Double, Alberio, M13, M57)
Time: 8 & 9 p.m.
Ages: All, children must be accompanied by an adult.
Capacity: 25 per 8:00 and 9:00 pm session. Admission within each session is on a first come, first served basis.
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