Friday, February 15, 2013
The Westport Astronomical Society invites residents to join its members as they hope to observe a very near miss of an asteroid Friday when it comes within 17,150 miles from Earth’s atmosphere.
It said it will open the dome of its Rolnick Observatory, 182 Bayberry Lane, at 5:30 p.m. if the skies are clear.
If clouds and conditions make it impossible to see Asteriod 2012 DA14 from the Rolnick Observatory, visitors will be able to view it on the NASA website.
“From our location, it rises in daylight close to 4:30 p.m.,” a Society news release said.
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