The Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens will be hosting the Oglethorpe Astronomical Association for their award winning Astronomy Day event on Saturday May 14 2016. The daytime activities will be held at the Visitor Center from 3 to 6 pm and will include safe solar observing, astronomy displays, equipment and apps, astronomical art and more.
The nighttime activities will be from 8 – 10 pm at the Lakeside Pavillion and will include observing thru a variety of telescopes owned by the OAA members. The Moon, Jupiter and it’s moons, double-stars, star clusters, nebula and possibly even a few galaxies will be visible throughout the evening. Stay late enough and we may even catch Mars and Saturn. OAA members will be happy to answer questions about their equipment, the objects being viewed, constellations and even how best to get started.
This event is weather dependent, so if it’s cloudy or raining the event will be rescheduled for a later date. If the skies are clear however, please come out and join us. Remember to dress appropriately for the weather and don’t forget your bug spray just in case the gnats are out.
Both the afternoon and evening events are free and open to the public. For specific information about these events, direct all inquiries to Liz Lubrani at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Garden at (912) 921-5460, ext. 202.