Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Wolf Moon Star Party event in Palmetto Bay Friday, Feb 6, 7-10 PM - Family event hosted by the Southern Cross Astronomical Society

Recommended family celestial events scheduled by the Southern Cross Astronomical Society. Events are often on Saturday evening, so note that the Wolf Moon Star Party is set for a Friday: don’t be a day late to the party!


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6th, 7-10 p.m. It's a Family Fun Night! Southern Cross Astros will show you the blazing winter skies in their hi-tech equipment arranged in the dark outback of the Fruit & Spice Park, 24801 SW 187 Ave., Homestead 33031(GPS) Spectacular views of brilliant Venus, Evening Star in the southwest (sets early) telescopic views of blue-green Uranus, Comet Lovejoy, star clusters overhead and bright Jupiter, surrounded by its four closest satellite moons, rising in the east by mid-evening and the past-full Wolf Moon.

Free admission includes tram rides in the Park, a big white Arctic Wolf to pet, refreshments at low cost, and campfire for roasting hot dogs and marshmallows. 305-247-5727. 


Southern Cross Astros invite you to peaceful Bill Sadowski Park & Nature Center, SW 176 /st./SW 79 Ave. 8-10:30 p.m. Saturdays to view Comet Lovejoy, the Great Orion Nebula, brilliant Venus early evening and bright Jupiter rising in the east mid-evening, star clusters and more in SCAS hi-tech equipment. Bring chairs, binoculars, telescopes. NO lights, alcohol, pets allowed in the Nature Preserve.

Note no parking areas: Parking tickets will be issued to cars parked on private property on SW 79 Ave.

Weather updates on SCAS Hotline: 305-661-1375 by 6:45 p.m. Saturdays.

Southern Cross safe solar viewing Saturdays 10:30 -Noon ticket entrance to Zoo Miami 12400 SW 152 St. See the powerful explosions leap off the solar surface 93 million miles distant.  305-661-1375x3.

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