The Tarantula Nebula — Ralph Paonessa

Monday, April 3, 2023 7:00 PM

April Meeting & Program

  • Refreshments: 7:00 PM
  • Announcements: 7:30
  • Program: 7:40


Ralph Paonessa

The Night Skies of the Southern Hemisphere

The night sky in the Southern Hemisphere looks much different from our own — and has some fantastic sights. Come see a presentation of what you can observe south of the Equator.

Ralph Paonessa has recently returned from his second astronomy trip to Chile at 37° S latitude and will share some of the showpieces of the Southern sky, including the Magellanic Clouds — satellite galaxies of the Milky Way you can see with your naked eye — as well as bright nebulas, naked-eye globular clusters, and bright parts of the Milky Way we never see from Ridgecrest at 35° 37' North.


Maturango Museum

Meetings and programs are open to the public, and are held at Maturango Museum on the first Monday of every month (or the following Monday for holidays).

Next Meetings

July Meeting & Program
The Great Aurora of May 10, 2024