From Near to Far at Cline Observatory Friday Night

We’ve planned a journey traveling in the ship of the mind (and eye) from our solar system to our big-sister galaxy Andromeda.  Come join us Friday night at Cline Observatory to see planets nearby, stars and star clusters only a few Light Years away, and the Andromeda Galaxy almost 3 million Light Years distant.

Screen shot 2015-11-10 at 8.37.47 PMLannie Pope, meteorologist for the NBC affiliate WXII, gave us a quality mention during her report tonight.

Our preliminary plans for Friday include:

Near to Far

  1. Uranus 19.1 AU (about 1.7 billion miles)
  2. Neptune 27.9 AU (about 2,5 billion miles)
  3. Altair, 16.8 LY away (about 1 million AU)
    1. 2nd brightest star within 20 LY
    2. Double star
  4. M57,  Planetary Nebula, the Ring Nebula, 2,300 Light Years
    1. (almost 150 million AU)
  5. M11 Wild Dick Cluster, 6,000 Light Years
    1. (almost 400 million AU)
  6. M15, Globular Cluster, 34,000 Light Years; OUR FEATURED OBJECT
  7. M31, The Andromeda Galaxy, 2.9 million Light Years

We’ll start the show at 7 p.m.   Come early and enjoy our journey to the stars.

Find out more about Cline Observatory at

Cline Observatory
Cline Observatory

http://observatory.gtcc.edu/


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