Siena College invites the Capital Region to view solar system through telescope

Astronomers are using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to study auroras — stunning light shows in a planet's atmosphere — on the poles of the largest planet in the solar system, Jupiter. Credits: NASA, ESA, and J. Nichols (University of Leicester)

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Jupiter is getting plenty of attention this month with NASA’s Juno probe entering its orbit for a detailed study.

On Monday night Siena College is giving us a chance to get up close and personal with our solar system’s largest planet.

Starting at 9 p.m. the public is invited to use the school’s telescope for a viewing of Saturn, Mars, and of course, Jupiter.

If you’d like to check it out, it will be set up on the school’s campus near the baseball field off Route 9.

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