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Astronomy night at Penn Dixie June 8

An evening astronomy program will be held at the Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center in Hamburg on Saturday, June 8, at 8 p.m. to view Jupiter low in the west with Venus and Mercury, the open Bee-Hive Cluster M44 high in the west, the Spring Triangle high in the south, with Saturn and the globular star cluster M13 in the southeast, the Ring Nebula M57 high in the east, and a variety of other constellations. Filtered telescopes will be available prior to sunset to view sunspots.

A variety of telescopes will be available for visitors to view these celestial wonders. This is also a great opportunity to have the experts explain how to operate your telescope or to learn what type of telescope you may want to purchase. Visitors are encouraged to bring their telescopes, especially if there are questions on how to operate their telescope.

This event is open to the public and no pre-registration is required. Cost is $3 per person for non-members and free for children 2 and under, and Penn Dixie members. For more information and directions to the site, visit the Penn Dixie website at or call 627-4560.


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