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Next Scheduled Event:
April 29th Event Cancelled Due To
The Wabash Valley’s Eye-On-The-Sky Astronomer-In-Residence;
James C. Wallace II will host the 2017 International Astronomy Day on
Saturday, April 29th, from 8:30-11pm on the grounds of the Vigo County
Participants are encouraged to bring their own telescopes or binoculars if they own one; or just a keen interest in the night sky if they don’t own one. There will be a number of night sky objects of interest, including the Orion Nebulae, Mars and Venus on display for everyone to observe, as well as various satellites passing overhead just after sunset.
Mr. Wallace will be setting up his own 8” telescope for the enjoyment and education of participants as well. International Astronomy Day is an annual event in the United States and worldwide intended to provide a means of interaction between the general public and various astronomy enthusiasts, groups and professionals.
One day each spring and fall, astronomy clubs, planetariums, and other groups of sky lovers band together to share the wonders and excitement of astronomy with their communities. The theme of Astronomy Day is “Bringing Astronomy to the People.” The Wabash Valley’s Eye on the Sky program is a monthly program devoted to current night sky events, however; these programs are weather-dependent and will not occur during inclement weather or cloudy skies. In addition, the Vigo County Conservation Club encourages all participants to bring a donation of canned or non-perishable food goods in support of the club’s food drive to abolish hunger in the Wabash Valley.
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In keeping with the mission of the Vigo County Conservation
Club, James C. Wallace II; Astronomer-in-Residence will be
hosting his night sky educational program, entitled:
Wabash Valley’s Eye On The Sky, a monthly program devoted
to observing and learning about the night sky above the Wabash Valley. This program is
open to the general public and is free-of-charge. This program
will feature educational talks about the constellations, planets,
lunar lore and observations of the International Space Station (when visible).
The Wabash Valley’s Eye on the Sky program is a monthly
program devoted to current night sky events, however; these
programs are weather-dependent and will not occur during
inclement weather or cloudy skies.