Got a budding astronomer at home? Someone curious? Someone who looks at the night sky with wonder?
Take advantage of Eisenhower’s special collection items to checkout a telescope. A lunar eclipse is heading our way on Sunday, May 15th. This Blood Moon is awesome to see with just your regular eyes, but a telescope will let you get a closer view. Who knows what you’ll see?
Going to miss out on Sunday’s moon marvel? No problem! Barring clouds and weather, the night sky offers something interesting to see all the time. But some special events coming up include:
- June 14th: A supermoon
- June 24th: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are set align in the sky close to sunrise. Get up extra early so you don’t miss it! (Thank goodness summer is the perfect time to have a nap later in the day!)
- August 12-13th: The Perseids Meteor Shower
- November 8th: Another lunar eclipse!
Still looking for more cool things to try and find? The International Space Station is often one of the brightest spots in the sky, so it is easily seen even in the hubbub of the city. NASA’s Spot the Station website will help you locate it in the sky any night you have time!
Eisenhower’s telescopes are available to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with a valid Eisenhower Library card and are available to be placed on hold, so don’t worry about missing out if they are currently checked out!