Idaho Outdoor Association
Join us for an evening of planetary sight seeing on Tuesday, December 22.
A Jupiter/Saturn conjunction will be visible low on the horizon 1 hour after sunset with a ¼ crescent moon just above. The planets will be about ¼ of the diameter of the moon apart. We hope to see Jupiter and its moons, Europa, Ganymede, Calisto and Io; and Saturn with its rings and moons Titan and Rhea; all in one telescopic image.
We will view this planetary event from Bonneville Point, which offers a good view of the western horizon. Try to be there by 5:00pm. Sunset is at 5:11pm. Planets will be visible around 6:00.
We’ll have fire pans and as many telescopes as we can muster. If you have a telescope, dust it off and bring it. It will be cold, so dress in your winter layers.
Social distancing and appropriate masking are required. There is a 10 person limit, so sign up quickly to reserve your spot.
To reach Bonneville Point, drive east on I-84 for approximately 10 miles from Boise to the Blacks Creek exit #64. Go left on Blacks Creek Road and follow it about 4 miles to a signed turnoff to Bonneville Point. Follow this road to its end, at 1 mile.
This event is weather dependent. It will be cancelled if the sky is too overcast for viewing.
3401 S. Brazil St. , P.O. Box 15943, Boise, ID 83715
The Idaho Outdoor Association, Inc. is a non-profit organization.