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Guided tour at the telescope: Hunt for the red Orion Nebula

Guided tour at the telescope: Hunt for the red Orion Nebula

Academia Engiadina, Sternwarte, Chesa Cotschna, 5.
Event
January 29
Direction: Demonstrator team of the Engadin Friends of Astronomy. Orion towers in the south. With Orion´s three belt stars shimmering in a line, it is unmistakable.

At a glance

Date
29.January 2022
Saturday 29.1.2022 from 22:00–24:00
Place
Academia Engiadina, Sternwarte, Chesa Cotschna, 5.
Price
free admission
More Information
www.engadiner-astrofreunde.ch
juerg.kurt@acaeng.ch

At the beginning, Taurus and Orion are conspicuous constellations in the southern sky. The autumn constellation Pegasus is also just visible in the west before it sets together with the nearby Andromeda galaxy. In the east, the constellation of Leo is just rising, where we can take aim at individual galaxies that are there. To the northeast we find the Big Dipper. Through it we can easily seek out Polaris. Of the planets, we may see Uranus shimmering as a faint dot in the sky. As a special object we will have a closer look at the Orion Nebula. It is very bright and therefore easy to recognise even by the inexperienced observer in the telescope. It is an emission nebula that glows itself. As new, very hot stars are currently forming inside it, they stimulate it to glow with their intense radiation.

Compulsory Certificate (3G). EAF members and young participants up to 20 years (with Legi up to 26 years) have free admission to the lecture and guided tour, non-members donate CHF 10. Good weather is required for the outdoor tour, warm clothing and sturdy shoes are highly recommended. If the epidemiological situation does not permit observation at the telescope, there will be a virtual guided tour of the night sky in the lecture hall.


At a glance

Date
29.January 2022
Saturday 29.1.2022 from 22:00–24:00
Place
Academia Engiadina, Sternwarte, Chesa Cotschna, 5.
Price
free admission
More Information
Engadiner Astronomiefreunde EAF Jürg Kurt
Quadratscha 18
Samedan

www.engadiner-astrofreunde.ch
juerg.kurt@acaeng.ch