Local Astronomy Group Hosts Free Viewing Event on Saturday

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Following its annual summer hiatus, the Local Group of Deep Sky Observers, a Bradenton/Sarasota group of astronomy enthusiasts, has announced the return of Sidewalk Astronomy for another season of outdoor events. Weather permitting, on Saturday, September 7, starting at 7:45pm, and continuing until at least 10:30pm, the members of the Local Group will set up their high-quality telescopes for public viewing in the parking lot at the southeastern corner of Sarasota's Celery Fields Park.

Home to the Sarasota Audubon Society, located at 6893 Palmer Boulevard, Sarasota, public parking will be available just west of the Nature Center building. The telescopes will be set up in the parking lot on the east side of the Nature Center. Telescopes will not be set up at the top of the hill.

Observing highlights will include spectacular views of the gorgeous ringed planet Saturn, as well as the giant planet Jupiter and the waxing gibbous moon. Other deep-sky wonders will also be observed as they become visible during the evening.

As always, Sidewalk Astronomy is free of charge and is open to people of all ages.

Local Group of Deep Sky Observers

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