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Jupiter and Saturn: The Great Conjunction 2020

In late December 2020, the two largest planets in our Solar System, Jupiter and Saturn, will be so close in the sky that you’ll be able to see them both through the same telescope at the same time. Such close passes are known as Great Conjunctions. The Great Conjunction of 2020 will be the closest in almost 400 years, and it may well be the closest pass that has ever been viewed through a telescope.

The Astrophysics Group at the University of Exeter and Exeter Science Centre invite you to join them in observing this once in a lifetime event. In addition to a range of videos explaining more about the Great Conjunction, we plan to try to live stream a view of Jupiter and Saturn from a telescope from approximately 4-6pm GMT one evening between the 15th and the 23rd of December.

Check the website for updates and details of how to view the conjunction for yourself! You can sign up for updates here: jupitersaturn2020.org

Visitors to Exeter City Centre are also invited to visit the Great Conjunction shop front display between December 17th and 22nd, located at 31 Sidwell Street. The installation, developed by Interwoven Productions CIC with funding from IOP South West, will feature a range of digital and print media with information about Jupiter and Saturn and, by showing the live stream, will bring the Great Conjunction into the heart of the city.

Organised By
University of Exeter, Exeter Science Centre, IOP SW Branch
Date/Time
15 Dec 2020 to 23 Dec 2020 16:00 to
Location
Online and Exeter City Centre
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