Virtual Star Party Shines On Quad-Cities This Saturday
St. Ambrose University and the Quad Cities Astronomical Society will be hosting a Virtual Star Party from the Menke Observatory this Saturday Jul 18 from 7 – 11 p.m.
This cosmic event will stream live on WebEx. You do not need any extra software on your computer to join, just simply follow the link: https://stambrose.webex.com/webappng/sites/stambrose/meeting/download/8d43d52e45474a7da90e3d21b1772c85?siteurl=stambrose&MTID=m3927636fc19a36cb78ce134a4a4457be.
The Virtual Star Party will start with a little bit about the observatory itself, a quick primer in how to use the software, previews of what will be visible that night (Jupiter and Saturn are the main attractions), and maybe a slide presentation.
Anyone joining the live stream can use their computer’s microphones or the software’s chat room for questions and answers. Once the sky is dark enough, a camera will be set up in the observatory’s 14″ telescope for live views of what it’s looking at.
For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/563542207571639/.
Don’t miss this Virtual Star Party! It’s going to be out of this world!