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Planetary Conjunction - What's your function?

Presented by: Dr. Wes Ryle

What:  
A planetary conjunction is when two or more planets appear very near to each other in the night sky.  Venus and Mars will be within one degree of each other in the western sky after sunset.  Join us as we talk about this conjunction and others as well as their astronomical and cultural significance.

If it is clear, we will have a couple of telescopes set up in front of the Saints Center for you to view the planets on your way into the building.  Once the objects get too low in the sky, we’ll head inside for the talk.

This talk is intended for a general audience.  All ages are welcome.  The event is free and open to the public.  Thomas More College faculty and students will assist visitors in using the telescopes.

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When and Where:
Saturday, February 21st
6:30-7:30 PM - View the Conjunction - Telescopes set out in front of the TMC Saints Center (weather permitting)
Following the viewing - Talk in Steigerwald Hall located in the TMC Saints Center
Following the talk -Telescope Viewing at The Bank of Kentucky Observatory (weather permitting)

Both located on the campus of Thomas More College:
333 Thomas More Parkway
Crestview Hills, KY 41017

For more information or directions, go to: www.thomasmore.edu/observatory

Cost:
FREE and open to the public.  No reservations required.  All ages welcome.

Spring Open House Dates:

A New Dawn for Asteroids
Saturday, March 28th
Talk - 8PM, Observing - 9PM

Topic TBA
Saturday, April 25th
Talk - 8PM, Observing - 9PM