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Jupiter vs. Saturn: Battle of the Gas Giants

Jupiter and Saturn currently share the night sky, but prepare for a battle to determine which planet reigns supreme. We’ll compare the planets themselves, their moons, their rings, as well as the potential for future exploration. Join us and cheer on your favorite!

Saturday, September 7
Public Lecture in Steigerwald Hall, inside The Saints Center at 8 p.m.
Night Sky Viewing at The BB&T Observatory at 9 p.m. (weather permitting)
Both located on the campus of Thomas More University.

Free and open to the public, no reservations required.


International Observe the Moon Night

Saturday, October 5 | BB&T Observatory

Join us to celebrate NASA’s International Observe the Moon Night! We’ll have the observatory open (weather permitting) for guests of all ages to take a closer look at the Moon.

Free event – no reservations required. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.


Mercury Races Across the Sun

Saturday, November 2

Schedule: Public Lecture in Steigerwald at 7 p.m., Observing at 8 p.m.


Transit of Mercury Across the Sun (weather permitting)

Monday, November 11 | BB&T Observatory

Observing ONLY: 10 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.


Galaxies Galore!

Saturday, November 30

Public lecture in Steigerwald at 7 p.m., observing at 8 p.m.


Spring Events

Saturday, February 1
Public lecture in Steigerwald at 7 p.m., observing at 8 p.m.

Saturday, February 29
Public lecture in Steigerwald at 7 p.m., observing at 8 p.m.

Saturday, March 28
Public lecture in Steigerwald at 8 p.m., observing at 9 p.m.

Saturday, April 25
Public Lecture in Steigerwald at 8 p.m., observing at 9 p.m.