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Live Deep Sky Tour
Wednesday, April 07, 2021, 09:15pm

Join the Department of Astronomy for live views of several targets from the dark skies at McDonald Observatory, starting at 7pm Central time, made possible by the Apache Corporation. Your hosts Stephen Hummel and Bill Wren will show you views from a camera attached to a research-grade 16" telescope at the Frank N. Bash Visitors Center. Tonight they will explore what is possible to see from a dark sky site compared to a light polluted area, and the value of preserving the night sky.


The targets, weather permitting, will be:

  1. Sirius A & B
  2. Messier 47
  3. Caldwell 25, or the “Intergalactic Wanderer”
  4. NGC 3242, or the “Ghost of Jupiter”
  5. Messier 104, or the “Sombrero Galaxy”
  6. Messier 51, or the “Whirlpool Galaxy”

Moderators in the live chat will be taking questions, and the host will take more at the end.

Can’t make the live stream? This event will be recorded and remain on the McDonald Observatory channel.

Hope for clear skies!