- Avon Lakes’ Fall Star Party Sunday Jan 20, 2019 at 10:15 PM – 11:45 PM
Total Lunar Eclipse! Eclipse begins at 10:30pm (stay up late with us! Monday is MLK day!)
This Month’s Sky
Happy New Year!! The first dawn of the New Year will feature the lovely pairing of dazzling Venus and the Crescent Moon! Over the next three mornings the Crescent Moon will slide past Venus and our second brightest planet, Jupiter (Illustration 1). This awesome show, Venus, the Crescent Moon and Jupiter, will happen again starting on January 30 (Illustration 2). Venus and the Crescent Moon will make a close pairing on January 31. The big show of January will be a Total Lunar Eclipse the night of 20/21!! See highlight section for Eclipse timeline.
For our hike, we will head out one hour after sunset. This will be at 6:00pm at the beginning of January and 6:30pm by months end. Grab your winter coat, hat, gloves, warm socks and boots. Do you have your Starry Trail map and binoculars? Let’s enjoy!
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Here’s what you’ll need to start exploring tonight’s sky:
This narrative explains where to look and how to identify stars, deep sky objects, constellations, planets!
Your simple sky map to locate stars, planets and constellation positions.
While using the narrative, this is your visual guide on starting point and the monthly adventure through the night sky.
Will show you the position of the constellations and help you seek them out.
Take Starry Trails with you! – Listen to Suzie as she helps you navigate your journey thru the stars !!
Host Suzie Dills provides a look at the celestial highlights in the night sky for the month of January!
Take an out of this world trip thru the stars in Starry Trails portable planetarium! We bring customized space science programs to you! View the night sky, enjoy star stories and explore the solar system. Click here for all the details!