The Hamptons Observatory: The Great Conjunction & Other Celestial Events
Program Leaders: Hamptons Observatory Astronomers
Every twenty years, the giant planets Jupiter and Saturn meet each other in the night sky as they both cycle their way slowly through the zodiac. This year, however, the pair will meet in the closest conjunction in approximately 400 years, merging almost into a single point in the evening sky of the winter solstice. You won’t want to miss this sight, nor the other splendid opportunities for winter stargazing, from Orion’s brilliant nebula to the Geminid meteor shower. Hamptons Observatory will guide you through the celestial calendar and help you choose the best nights to step outdoors in your warmest winter outfit. Learn more about upcoming events at www.HamptonsObservatory.org
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