The Astronomy Society of Puerto Rico Inc. (SAPR) organization endorsed by the NASA Puerto Rico Space Grant Consortium, reports that during the night of Thursday and Friday of this week from 7pm, the Moon will be in conjunction with the planets Jupiter and Saturn, something that can be seen with the naked eye from anywhere on the island.
A conjunction occurs when two or more objects in the celestial vault get close enough to each other creating the illusion that they are together even though they are separated by great distances.
“During the night of Thursday, we will be able to appreciate how our natural satellite will be several degrees away from the planet Jupiter (the largest in the Solar System and notable as a bright point without scintillation), followed during Friday night by the planet Saturn (also known as The King of the Rings and notable for its fainter yellowish brilliance), “said Jean-Pierre Bernal, treasurer of SAPR, an organization that turns 35 this year.
The SAPR invites those fans of astronomy to show their astronomical photographs taken by means of cameras and telescopes through its Facebook page. To all those who send their photos to the email address of [email protected] , the corresponding credit will be given and it will be taken into account for the “Astro Virtual Gallery” that will be inaugurated soon in celebration of the 35th anniversary.
The Puerto Rico Astronomy Society, Inc. (SAPR), is a non-profit organization, as defined by law, that since 1985, due to the passage of Halley’s Comet, has been in charge of promoting interest in Astronomy, for the enjoyment, orientation and education of the Puerto Rican community in general. Through Astronomy you can practice skills related to all sciences and areas of human knowledge such as Physics, Chemistry, Biology, high mathematics, anthropology, sociology and even political science.
The SAPR aspires to be the vehicle through which the knowledge of Astronomy can be made viable for the community in general. In this way, mastering the scientific knowledge related to the Cosmos we can help build the paths that will lead us to understand what we do not know about the stars, promoting the well-being of humanity.
For more information about the conjunction and the upcoming events in celebration of the 35th anniversary of the organization, you can visit its portal on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/saprinc