Eyes on the Skies

thu25mar6:30 pmthu7:30 pmEyes on the SkiesThe Current Night Sky & How to Observe It6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Event Details

This talk introduces the stars, constellations, and interesting objects of the current season sky, including

  • Observing the brighter planets and how to find them in the night sky
  • Important eclipses and meteor showers visible in the near future
  • Astronomical uses of telescopes and binoculars
  • Observing tips

Jim Lattis holds a Ph.D. in History of Science from UW–Madison and is the author of many publications in that field; he helped create UW Space Place, the outreach and public education center of the UW–Madison Astronomy Dept. and has directed it since its founding; he manages historic Washburn Observatory; he teaches courses in introductory astronomy and its history, gives frequent public talks, and consults widely for the media (including UW Communications, Wisconsin and National Public Radio, and other national networks and newspapers). He has also led many trips focused on astronomical tourism.

RSVP is required. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the start of the event, but you may call the library or email the organizer (below) on the day of an event to make a late reservation


(Thursday) 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

3 thoughts on “Eyes on the Skies

  • March 25, 2021 at 11:38 am

    I would like to register for this session if openings are still available.
    Thank you

  • March 25, 2021 at 2:20 pm

    Could I please still register for tonight’s event?

  • March 25, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    So sorry to miss this. I will try again.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.