The Night Sky in June (Live-streamed Astronomy Talk)Fri, Jun 4, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The comfort of your own home!
Audience: General Audience
Join Galen Gisler for this astronomy talk to learn what you can see in the night sky during the month of June, including constellations, planets, and more! This talk is perfect for beginning stargazers who want to learn more.
June brings the constellations of the summer — Cygnus, Lyra, and Aquila to the east. Scorpio, just visible in the southeast, announces the return of the Milky Way. We still see the prominent springtime constellations Leo, Virgo, and Bootes, as well as Hercules with its bright globular cluster. During this talk, astronomer Galen Gisler will point out the bright stars of these constellations and some of the deep sky objects lurking within them. June will also bring a new moon on the 10th and an annular solar eclipse the same day, unfortunately not visible from New Mexico. The full moon, another supermoon, will be on June 24th, three days after the solstice on June 21st. Venus will be bright all month in the evenings; Saturn will rise a little after midnight at the beginning of the month and around 10 pm towards the month’s end, followed by Jupiter about an hour later. Join Galen Gisler to explore all of these exciting phenomena and learn how you can observe them throughout the month!
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Register now through PEEC's website! You will receive an email with a link to join the broadcast. We will be using the online platform called Zoom. You don't need to create an account, but you will need the free Zoom app (click here to download). The Zoom invitation will provide simple instructions for downloading the app and joining the live-stream.