This month features exclusively free, virtual events, open to stargazers across the globe. Activities are designed so that novices can participate along with pros.
Enjoy a Space Month Full of Beauty and Awe
Star Wars Days
In honor of Star Wars Days “May the Fourth be with you” and “Revenge of the Sixth,” we have a special challenge for you! Unistellar Citizen Astronomers are invited to participate in this week’s quest to observe Star Wars themed celestial objects!
In addition, on May 1-6, we’re offering a discount when pre-ordering an eQuinox on our website! Use promo code FARFARAWAY to receive a discount of $250USD/200€/£200/¥30 000.
Weekly Celestial Observation Challenges
Detect Trojan Asteroid Patroclus and its Moon Menoetius
On May 9, a trojan asteroid known as 617 Patroclus, along with its moon Menoetius, will occult (pass in front of) a star. This will be visible across a path sweeping over North America. Trojan asteroids are located in two groupings which orbit ahead and behind Jupiter. They were most likely captured 4 billion years ago during Jupiter’s migration towards the Sun, so they may contain clues on the history of our solar system.
Learn more about trojan asteroids and this exciting opportunity!