2018 Field Trip Series – Astronomy on Lake Miccosukee with the Tallahassee Astronomical Society

OCTOBER 6, 2018
7:45 PM TO END

On the night of Saturday, October 6th, the Tallahassee Scientific Society will host a free field trip to join the Tallahassee Astronomical Society at their Lake Miccosukee telescope observatory.

We will meet on-site at 7:45 pm. Sunset is at 7:15 pm and twilight ends at 8:35 pm. There is no stated ending time.

Because group size will be limited, all interested individuals must pre-register. To do so, email Dana Bryan at dcbgbw@comcast.net and provide the names of every individual wishing to attend and your contact information. Dana will then email you back to confirm your status and to give you further information, including directions to the observation site. Any weather cancellation will also be provided to registrants through their provided contact information.

Saturn will be in good viewing position all night – we will see its striking rings and a few of its brightest moons. We should also be able to see Mars, Jupiter and its moons, and Uranus. Many galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters will be visible and visitors can expect to see meteors, as well. We will also enjoy the frog chorus from the nearby lake.

TAS members will be viewing through their observatory telescope and several other telescopes, and visitors will be encouraged to move around on the wide platform as each telescope trains on different objects throughout the evening.