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Frostburg State Planetarium presents
Fall 2011 Sky Sights for Primary Grades & Beginners by Dr. Bob Doyle
Next Version: January 2012
Half full moon shows craters
near its straight edge where
sun there is rising or setting.
Best planets to see in Fall 2011
Venus in SW dusk starting in
Jupiter in East in evening sky
Jupiter as seen
From spaceprobe with Great Red Spot shown by brackets
When evening moon looks like a ‘D’,
the sun is rising along left edge,
lighting up the crater rims and mountains.
This ‘D’ moon allows you to see craters
& mountains with binoculars held steadily
or with a small telescope on tripod (better).
A week after the moon is full, you can see it
In the morning day sky, as a backwards ‘D’.
Even during the morning hours, you can see
the craters & mountains on moon with binocular
or a small telescope. Never look at SUN!
Different Program (last 45 min.) each month
Tawes Hall near Compton, Frampton With convenient free parking, hand. access
Limited free literature: Monthly sky map, bookmark/schedule, beginner’s guide to universe
Late comers not admitted, come 10 min.early