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Astronomy Night | Space Junk

July 31, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm UTC-6


Meteors, comets, asteroids, shooting stars…What are all those things anyways? Come learn about ll this space junk that fills out solar system! Not only is tonight the best viewing of Mercury; we might even get a glimpse of the remains of the beautiful Delta Aquariads meteor shower.

ACES invites you to Hallam Lake this summer to look up and learn about the night sky! Each evening starts with a 15-minute lesson covering basic astronomy concepts such as life-cycle of a star, reasons for meteor showers, Zodiac constellations, or how phases of the moon work. After the mini lecture we will gather outside for the stargazing portion of the evening. Aspen High School Astronomy Club member Ricky Wojcik or other local astronomy enthusiasts will be on-hand to guide you through the phenomena of the mountain night sky.