Menke Observatory - Near the Wapsi River Environmental Education Center
The Moon is just past First Quarter phase, so it will dominate the sky all evening.
Jupiter is still visible, although lower toward the west. Mars is almost due south at dusk, while Saturn is just rising in the east and will be visible most of the night.
More info: Driving Directions to Menke Observatory
Call 563-333-6141 on the day of the event for a recorded message confirming whether the Star Party will take place or must be cancelled due to stormy weather.
If the weather is merely cloudy, the Star Party will still take place with a tour of the observatory and an opportunity for questions and answers with local astronomers.
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