Learn what can be seen in the August night sky on Friday, August 2, from University of Denver Professor Ron Mickle. If the night is clear, participants will see Jupiter’s four Galilean moons, NGC 6530 and the Lagoon Nebula within the constellation Sagittarius, the picturesque rings of Saturn and perhaps the Perseid meteor shower.

Mickle has been teaching astronomy at the University of Denver since 2011; he also teaches at Aurora Community College. In his career he has worked as a commercial pilot, worked 10 years for the Department of Homeland Security, 16 years for the Federal Aviation Administration, has been a commercial scuba diver in Alaska, and flew helicopters for the U.S. Army. He has a degree in chemistry and a graduate degree in astronomy.

The evening presentation will take place August 2 from 8:30 to 10 p.m. The cost for the program is $10 for GARNA members and $20 for non-members. The location will be revealed upon registration. For more information and to register go to https://garna.org/calendar/august-night-skies/ .

All fees support stewardship initiatives in the Upper Arkansas River Valley. If special assistance is required, call few days in advance so accommodations can be made. Contact the GARNA office at 719-539-5106 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or email info@garna.org.

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