20 NOTO-CHIRIHAMA

2013.11.16

Stargazing under a clear winter sky

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Winter is the best season for stargazing, with some of the brightest constellations shining in the winter sky. The astronomical observatory of Kyukamura NOTO-CHIRIHAMA features a 150 mm refracting telescope to offer the breathtaking views of brightly shining stars of the first magnitude, such as the constellation of Orion, Canis Majoris and other constellations distinctive to the winter months. In addition, among the other stars and planets dazzling with infinite brilliancy, you can see Jupiter especially shining adjacent to the constellation of Gemini. On January 3, when a new year just begins, visitors are stunned by the views of falling Quadrantid meter shower in a dark without moonlight, which is one of the three major annual meteor showers. How about joining us to stare up at the night sky in the winter when the air is so clear that visitors can take in the spectacular views to the full.

Duration: Open throughout the year from 8 pm (approx. 30 minutes)
* Please note that a celestial slideshow will be featured depending on the badness of the weather.
Admission: Free
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冬の澄んだ空気の中、星を眺める

冬は、四季の中で最も明るい星を含む星座が多い季節。休暇村能登千里浜の天文台では、150mmの屈折望遠鏡を使って、冬の代表星座であるオリオン座やおおいぬ座などの明るく輝く1等星をご覧頂けます。また、中でもとりわけ輝きを放っているのが、ふたご座の近くで輝く木星です。更に年明け1月3日には、毎年恒例の三大流星群の一つ「しぶんぎ座流星群」もあり、観測するには月明りもなく最高。澄んだ空気の中、賑やかしく見ごたえ十分の冬の夜空を、一緒に見上げませんか?

期間:通年 20時から(約30分)
※天候不良時は、天体スライドショーになります
参加:無料