Have you ever wondered what it would be like to view Mars or Jupiter in the clear Spring night sky? Then wonder no longer.

The Popular Astronomy Club will be holding a Public Astronomy Night on Saturday March 18 in the Niabi Zoo parking lot. Telescopes will be available to look through or you can bring your own, if you prefer.

If the skies are clear, the Popular Astronomy Club will bring out their mobile observatory and club telescope. Mars will be visible at sunset around 7:05pm and Jupiter after 10pm.  They will also look for the Beehive Cluster, Cor Caroli (beautiful double star), La Superba (red carbon star), ET Cluster, the Double Cluster and other beautiful objects. The event is suitable for all ages.

The Popular Astronomy Club of the Quad Cities is an organization for the education and promotion of the field of astronomy to the general public.

Come out to this event and be wowed by the beautiful skies above us!


Tess Abney is a writer and artist from the Quad-Cities who enjoys writing on a variety of topics for QuadCities.com.