Sun, Jul 09|
RESCHEDULED: Late-night Stargazing!
Dr. Kevin Faherty and Williams College students will again host an evening of stargazing, but at a later time of day - when it gets dark in July! Plan on seeing Venus, Mars, and the Moon. Please note the library will be closed at this time; and check your email in case weather forces us to cancel.
Time & Location
Jul 09, 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Williamstown, 1095 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA
About the Event
Dr. Faherty thinks that we will most likely look at Venus, Mars, and the Moon. Both the Moon and Venus will be in a quarter phase, and we should be able to see the non-circular appearance of Venus through the telescope. The phases of Venus, and the fact that, unlike the Moon, the size of Venus changes as it goes through its phases was one of the first pieces of evidence for the heliocentric model of the solar system, dating back to Galileo's observations. Venus is also going to be a target for a couple of upcoming NASA missions, Davinci and Veritas, which will launch sometime in the next decade.
The library will be closed at this time, but we hope the lack of artificial light will enhance the stargazing experience.