The St. Olaf Astronomy Club will host a viewing of Jupiter. On September 26 Earth will be directly between Jupiter and the sun, allowing for the best viewing of Jupiter all year. Even better — this year’s opposition occurs close to Jupiter’s perihelion (the closest it gets to the sun in its 12-year orbit). This will be the closest that the big gas ball has been to our planet in 70 years! Stop by the Regents Hall of Natural and Mathematical Sciences roof to make the most of this event by looking through some telescopes and eating some snacks!
In the event of cloudy weather, the event will be pushed back to Tuesday, September 27. This will be announced through the astronomy email alias.
Learn more at http://stolaf.presence.io/event/jupiter-at-opposition