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Virtual Star Party – Sep. 23, 2012: The Friendly Competition Edition

In this week’s Virtual Star Party, we took a last peek at some objects low on the horizon, and then concentrated our efforts on the beautiful Autumn skies. We were able to see gorgeous views of the Moon and the Sun at the same time, as well as the Great Globular Cluster in Hercules, the Ring Nebula, the Propeller Nebula, the Veil Nebula, the Cave Nebula, the Dumbbell Nebula and several other double stars and other clusters. We had at least 7 telescopes streaming live, so there was lots to see.

Astronomers: Paul Stewart, Gary Gonella, Roy Salisbury, Stuart Forman, David Dickinson, Mike Chasin, Ray Sanders, and Mark Behrendt.

Commentators: Scott Lewis, Thad Szabo

Host: Fraser Cain

We broadcast these Virtual Star Parties live from Google+ every Sunday night, once it gets dark on the West Coast. If you’ll like to be notified of future events, circle the Virtual Star Party page. Then you’ll get an invite to our event each week.

Click here to put the Sep. 30, 2012 edition into your Google Calendar so you can watch it live.

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Fraser Cain is the publisher of Universe Today. He's also the co-host of Astronomy Cast with Dr. Pamela Gay.

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