“Guam’s Tropical Skies” with UOG’s Pam Eastlick

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Guam – “Guam’s Tropical Skies”, news of the cosmos from the UOG Planetarium from Planetarium Director Pam Eastlick.

For all the latest on Guam’s Tropical Skies go to the Planetarium’s website at: www.guam.net/planet

Greetings Everyone!

Wasn’t the triple conjunction wonderful?  I got lots of e-mails and even some phone calls about it.  Although we didn’t get to see it every night
because of the clouds, it was pretty spectacular.

This month’s public Planetarium shows will be pretty spectacular too!

Since they might be the last ones, you may want to attend.  And there’s a bright pass of the International Space Station this Wednesday night.  Keep
reading and I’ll tell you all about it!

Pam

1.  Bright pass of the ISS   5 June 2013   7:09-7:15 p.m.
2.  June’s public shows
13, 14 and 15 June 2013

1.  Bright pass of the ISS   5 June 2013   7:09-7:15 p.m.
There will be a very bright pass of the International Space Station this Wednesday night.  The ISS will shine at -3.4 which is only a little dimmer
than Venus which shines at -3.8 this month.  To spot the ISS Wednesday night, get an accurate time hack for your watch and at about 5 minutes
after 7:00 p.m. go out and find Venus.

Although Mercury and Jupiter will still be there, it will probably be too light at that time to spot them.  Measure 8 fist-widths to the left of Venus and at 7:09 p.m. you should see the ISS appear at that spot.  It will climb almost straight up and by 7:12 p.m. it will be virtually straight overhead.  It will then head back downward and will disappear into the Earth’s shadow in the northeastern sky at 7:15 p.m.  Don’t forget to wave!

2.  Public Planetarium shows 13, 14 and 15 June 2013
Public Planetarium shows for June are on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 13, 14 and 15 June at 6:30 and 7:00 p.m.  This month we’re featuring 6
different shows.

The 6:30 p.m. show on Thursday night, 13 June, is tailor-made for stargazers.  It’s called ‘Summer Skies’ and it’s a lovely romp through Guam’s summer skies.  We’ll start with the skies of mid-June and show you how to find the Southern Cross, Scorpius the Scorpion and many, many other
things.  Then, at 7:00 p.m. we’ll have ‘Quality Time with the Star Lady’ where I attempt to answer your questions about the sky and other space-related issues.  But what we’re really doing is stalling for time until it gets dark enough go outside to see how much of it we can find in the real sky.

On Friday night, 14 June, we’re having ‘Tales of the Past’, when we’ll feature two of our wonderful ‘Sky Legends’ shows.  These stories about the
sky are from all over the world and they are always narrated by local little kids.  Since I’ve been producing them for almost 20 years now, we’ll probably feature two shows where the kids aren’t so little anymore!

On Saturday night, 15 June, we’ll have ‘Tales of the Future’ which will showcase two of my most popular shows.  At 6:30 p.m. you’ll see ‘Saturday
Night in Armstrong City’.  You’ll accompany the first graduating class of Edwin Aldrin High School on their senior class trip.  The year is 2040 and
EAHS is located on the Moon.  Then at 7:00 p.m. we’ll slip farther into the future to the year 2080 for ‘Your Grandchildren’s Vacation’; a marvelous romp through the entire solar system.  Come all three nights for six different shows!  See you then!

The UOG Planetarium is located on the second floor of the Science Building, the first two-story building you encounter when you enter the
main campus.  The doors open at 6:00 p.m. and since I’m anticipating larger than normal attendance, you might want to come closer to 6:00 p.m.
than to 6:30. 

Planetarium shows are always free!

Guam – “Guam’s Tropical Skies”, news of the cosmos from the UOG Planetarium from Planetarium Director Pam Eastlick.

For all the latest on Guam’s Tropical Skies go to the Planetarium’s website at: www.guam.net/planet