Viewing the Gibbous Moon
Come to the San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands to enjoy beautiful views of the waxing gibbous moon through the telescopes of the San Bernardino Valley Amateur Astronomers on Saturday, September 18, from 7:30 to 9:30pm. This event is free to public.
About three-quarters of the moon will be visible, and visitors will be able to see the day/night shadow and the surface features vividly.
“As a bonus, two bright planets will grace the sky,” said Chris Clarke, program coordinator. “Gleaming bright in the eastern sky will be Jupiter. Its four largest moons, the famed ‘Galilean Satellites,’ will be easily spotted, along with the colorful belts and bands of its outer atmosphere. A brilliant crescent-shaped Venus will also appear low in the southwest. Families can see and learn about telescopes by comparing the views through all the different types and sizes of instruments available. They can also chat with the owners. Above all, it’s simply just fun!”
The San Bernardino County Museum is at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. Parking is free. For more information, visitwww.sbcountymuseum.org.
The San Bernardino County Museum is accessible to persons with disabilities. If assistive listening devices or other auxiliary aids are needed in order to participate in museum exhibits or programs, request should be made through Museum Visitors Services at least three business days prior to your visit. Visitor Services’ telephone number is (909) 307-2669 ext. 229 or TDD (909) 792-1462.