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Penn Dixie astronomy night March 23

Transit of Venus as viewed from Penn DIxie in 2012
On Saturday, March 23, an evening astronomy program will be held at the Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center in Hamburg at 7 p.m. to view an almost full moon in the east, Jupiter in the southwest just above the red star Aldedaran in Taurus the Bull, the Great Orion Nebula M42 in the south, and a variety of other constellations. Filtered telescopes will be available prior to sunset to view sunspots and solar flares.

Telescopes will be available. This is 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 a telescope.

The public is invited and no pre-registration is required. Non-members are $3 per person. Children two and under and Penn Dixie members are free. No pre-registrations required. Visit the Penn Dixie web site at for directions and information or call 627-4560.

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