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Written by Web Administrator Friday, 13 September 2013 11:43

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Interested in Astronomy?

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* Learn about the moon, our solar system, stars and more!
* Monthly meetings, events, speakers
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* Access to books, media, equipment
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OPEN HOUSE Sat. Sept. 14th - 7:30 PM

Join us for Free Public viewing the last Saturday of each month (September to March) at 7:30 PM
Tours
Refreshments

INSTRUCTIONS TO GET TO ASTRONOMY CENTRE: Located in West Lethbridge in Popson Park.

Take University Drive South - go past the university  - continue until you come to the traffic circle.  Go half way around the circle and  continue south traveling on gravel for approx. 1 km.

Watch for sign on your left (Popson Park).  Turn left  and make your way down the hill into the coulee.    Follow the road down steering right.  At roads end you will see the City of Lethbridge picnic shelter (left) and Observatory straight ahead (south).    Enter through gate and proceed to the Centre.

Map to observatory

 

Did You Know..

Many people think they have to purchase expensive equipment in order to be an astronomer.  Fortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. The best tool for observing the night sky is the human eye. With your eyes, you can see things such as planets, stars, constellations, meteor showers, the aurora, and for those in reasonably dark sites, other galaxies such as the Andromeda Galaxy.

The next best piece of equipment for viewing the night sky are binoculars. With a simple set of binoculars, you can see details on the moon, deep space objects such as the Orion Nebula, large star clusters such as the Pleides or the Hyades and comets.

 
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