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July Star Party


Jul 19


Menke Observatory - Near the Wapsi River Environmental Education Center

No Moon at all until well after midnight, so it's a deep-sky object night complete with a clear view of the Milky Way.  

Jupiter is gone from the evening sky, but Mars and Saturn are still visible, with Saturn to the south and Mars to the southwest at dusk.

Cost: Free


Robert Mitchell, PhD


More info: Driving Directions to Menke Observatory

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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 canceled 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.