Astronomy Night – Not just for the White House anymore

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In collaboration with tonight’s White House Star Party, Philadelphia is sponsoring an observing event this evening at Thomas Paine Plaza for everyone who wants to get a great look at the moon, stars, and other objects of the night sky. And if night time is not the right time – the pre-dawn sky affords the opportunity to see Venus, Jupiter, Mars and Mercury still seemingly clumped together.

Thursday marks the 4,151st anniversary of the first record of a solar eclipse – in 2136 BCE across Central China. 

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