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TAM to Hold Outdoor Stargazing Activities during Weekends in September

People learn about sunspot activities during an event organized by TAMThe Taipei Astronomical Museum (TAM) is carrying out repair works for the facility’s observatory this month. As a result, the observatory will remain closed to the public between August 30 and September 25.
To continue providing services to astronomy enthusiasts, TAM will set up specialized observation telescopes for visitors at the plaza in front of the building. The gear can be used to watch sunspot activities between 2 PM and 4 PM during weekends in September. There will also be a guide to explain the activities of the sunspots, with images projected onto a screen. The dates of the activity are as follows: September 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, and 25.
Likewise, a telescope will be set up at the plaza on Saturday evenings (September 3, 17, and 24) for the public to gaze upon celestial bodies. The target of observation for September 3 will be the moon. Viewers can look closely at the craters and shadows on the surface of the moon.
For September 17, participants will have a chance to observe Beta Cygni. While it may look like just another star to the naked eye, upon closer observations the viewer will notice its true form – a double star.
Visitors can also enjoy a close-up view of Saturn in the evening of September 24. With the help of the equipment, onlookers will be able discern the beautiful rings of the gas giant.
TAM reminds the public that these outdoor events will be canceled in the case of rain.