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Saturday, February 20 • 10:45am - 11:30am
Skywatching Indoors and Out

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Skywatching can be done all around us, but what do expect to see and how do we get the best experience? We will explore these areas and provide information about how everyone can be a successful Skywatcher. Planetariums can provide excellent opportunities for indoor skywatching, and we will look at what they can offer. Observatories are a great place to peer deep into the night sky using large telescopes. We will look at their use and also to general backyard observatories using smaller portable telescopes. We will also update some new discoveries in the field of Astronomy. Panel participants will include Billy Jackson of the Pensacola State College Planetarium, Dewey Barker of the Escambia Amateur Astronomy Association, and Dr. Wayne Wooten, an astronomy professor at Pensacola State College.

Panelists/Moderators
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Thor Garber

Astronomy Professor, Pensacola State College
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Billy Jackson

Planetarium Director, Pensacola State College
We conduct planetarium shows for groups weekday mornings and do occasional weekend shows. Information about shows is on our website.
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Ed McGowan

President, Escambia Amateur Astronomy Association