Friday, July 5, 2019
Join us for a star studded evening sipping cocktails, searching for constellations, and surveying the galaxy through telescopes on the Monona Terrace rooftop, with guidance of the Madison Astronomical Society.
Evening star gazing highlights may include planets, double and quadruple stars, star clusters, nebulae and distant galaxies. Along with a cash bar featuring a signature celestial cocktail, light appetizers, and music, this is an evening not to miss!
What you might see:
- Waxing Crescent Moon
- Jupiter and Saturn
- Four Galilean Satellites
- Great Hercules Globular Cluster
- Ring, Veil and Dumbell Nebulas
- Albireo (double star)
- Epsilon Lyrae (quadruple star system)
- Whirlpool Galaxy
8 – 8:30PM – Welcome Introduction with the Madison Astronomical Society
8:30-9:00PM – Rooftop Reception
9:00-9:30PM – Constellation Tour (Green Laser Tours)
9:00-11:00PM – Telescope Viewing
Refunds will be granted if event is cancelled due to inclement weather.