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Battle Point Astronomical Association to present ‘The Magnificent Seventeen’

The Crab Nebula, a supernova remnant, was one of the astronomical objects catalogued by the French astronomer Charles Messier in his
The Crab Nebula, a supernova remnant, was one of the astronomical objects catalogued by the French astronomer Charles Messier in his 'Catalogue des Nébuleuses et des Amas d'Étoiles.' The Battle Point Astronomical Association will present the top deep space objects of Messier’s catalog at the planetarium show “The Magnificent Seventeen” on Saturday, Oct. 12.
— image credit: Image courtesy of NASA, ESA, J. Hester and A. Loll (Arizona State University)

The Battle Point Astronomical Association presents the planetarium show “The Magnificent Seventeen” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12.

Astronomers Dave Fong and Steve Ruhl will present the most spectacular deep space objects of Messier’s catalog including cosmic clouds, dying stars, star clusters and galaxies.

If the sky is clear, astronomers will be on hand with telescopes.

Admission is free to members; $2 donation suggested for nonmembers, $5 for families.

The Battle Point Astronomical Association is a nonprofit amateur astronomy organization that operates the Edwin E. Ritchie Observatory and John H. Rudolph Planetarium in the Helix House at Battle Point Park.

For more information, all 206-842-9152 or visit www.bpastro.org.

 

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