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!

 


For more fun things to do in the Quad Cities this week, check out the latest issue of FUN10QC.

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