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Comet Wirtanen Winter Skies Gaze

December 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - December 16, 2018 @ 12:00 am EST

Members of the Escambia Amateur Astronomers host bi-weekly deep sky gazes on Saturdays at Big Lagoon State Park west of Pensacola. The one on December 15th will come with Comet Wirtanen passing between the Pleiades and Hyades clusters, at its closest approach to earth in history. It should be a naked eye comet, and many other winter wonders will also be on display for binoc, scope, and astro photography users.

Recurrence Details: For the winter, our Big Lagoon gazes are held on the Saturdays closest to the quarter moons. We will resume out beach gazes at Fort Pickens and Pensacola Beach Pavilion in the spring.

Details

Start:
December 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
End:
December 16, 2018 @ 12:00 am
Cost:
$6
Event Category:
Website:
http://www.eaaa.net

Organizer

Dewey Barker
Phone:
850-450-7767
Email:
johnwaynewooten@gmail.com

Venue

Big Lagoon State Park
12301 Gulf Beach Highway
Pensacola, FL 32507 United States
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Phone:
850-291-9334
Website:
http://www.eaaa.net