Friday, January 18, 2019

San Antonio College Throwing Total Lunar Eclipse Party with Telescopes, Food Trucks

Posted By on Fri, Jan 18, 2019 at 7:35 AM

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Miss the epic blood moon in October 2014? Don’t worry — 2019’s got you, fam.

San Anto is a prime viewing locale for the next total lunar eclipse, which also coincides with a supermoon. To celebrate the occasion, the San Antonio College Astronomy Department and SAAA Astronomy Club are taking over the top of the five-level parking garage on SAC’s campus and setting up telescopes to view the eclipse. Local astronomers will be on hand to help amateurs and newbies get an enhanced glimpse of the moon with sophisticated equipment, and hobby astronomers are encouraged to bring their own telescopes if they have them.

In case you get a little peckish whilst contemplating objects of literal astronomical scale, the Most Wanted Smokers BBQ and Mr. Meximum food trucks will park at ground level to assuage any moonlit munchies. The moon will first enter Earth’s penumbra at around 8:30 p.m., with totality anticipated for shortly before 11 p.m.

Free, Sun Jan. 20, 8pm, San Antonio College, 1819 N. Main Ave., (210) 486-0100, sacscobee.org.

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