Planet Party at the County Museum
Join the museum’s education division and the San Bernardino Valley Amateur Astronomers for a telescopic look at the solar system at the San Bernardino County Museum on Saturday June 23 at 8:30 p.m. Open to public, this event is free of charge.
“We will have a lovely first-quarter moon with stunning views of mountains and craters brought into extremely high relief by their long cast shadows,” said astronomer Chris Clarke. “The ringed giant, Saturn, will reveal its grand set of rings, while a brilliant Venus will show off a very plump crescent. Gigantic Jupiter will just be past opposition, making it appear slightly bigger than normal and showing off great atmospheric detail, such as the colorful bands, belts and Red Spot. All in all, it will be a wonderful night to observe three distant worlds and the moon.”
The Amateur Astronomers will set up telescopes in front of the museum to share the solar system with museum visitors.
The San Bernardino County Museum is at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. Parking is free. For more information, visit www.sbcountymuseum.org.
The San Bernardino County Museum is accessible to persons with disabilities. If assistive listening devices or other auxiliary aids are needed in order to participate in museum exhibits or programs, requests should be made through Museum Visitor Services at least three business days prior to your visit. Visitor Services’ telephone number is 909-307-2669 ext. 229 or (TDD) 909-792-1462.