The Ladd Is Back

(1.24) From our friends at Ladd Observatory:
This is just a reminder that this Wednesday Ladd will be open from 7pm to 9pm. The newly restored 12-inch lens will begin the night with beautiful views of the first quarter moon, and later in the night, if there is time, we will turn the telescope to the bright star Sirius, in hopes of catching a glimpse of its tiny, white dwarf companion. Also, there will be observing on the deck, and we will try to watch for the very short pass of the International Space Station.
We have gotten queries concerning next week’s lunar eclipse. Ladd will not be open for it, and quite honestly, the total eclipse will start for us just as the moon is setting in the early morning. We will talk more about it next time, but, unfortunately, for us in the east, we will have to wait awhile to watch another total lunar eclipse.
7pm to 9pm, Wednesday, January 24, Ladd Observatory, 210 Doyle Avenue, (directions)

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