Star Party – June

8:30 p.m.
Menke Observatory, Wapsi Environmental Learning Center, 31555 52nd Ave., Dixon, Iowa

Cost: Free

Beginning at sunset (approx. 8:37 p.m.), St. Ambrose University opens its observatory for a night of stargazing, and after being virtual only for all of last year, we are now allowing the public to attend in person once again.

Tonight, the Moon is now a very thin crescent low to the west just after sunset, with Venus hovering just underneath and to its right, and Mars just above and to its left. Once they set, the rest of the evening is for deep-sky objects.

If you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you do not have to wear a mask outside or inside the classroom. If you are not fully vaccinated, you are strongly encouraged to continue to wear masks and social distance.

On the day of the event, call the phone number for a recorded message that will either confirm the event or report a cancellation.

Anyone can join us on Zoom!

night sky with stars

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Robert Mitchell, PhD

518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803
Call number for event confirmation or cancelation

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