Now you can watch celestial activities in space, easily from your home, because Lowell Observatory is live-streaming a series of celestial events on YouTube. By Tanvi Jain

 

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Astronomers at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona are live streaming celestial events that are going to take place in the coming weeks. With no such thing as a complete lockdown or social distancing in the world of astronomy, the majestic movement of planets can now be enjoyed from home. 

One such breathtaking site includes the passing of Venus through the Pleiades star cluster, an event which occurs in every eight years. Known as the conjunction, this picturesque view is the result of incredible geometries of the solar system. 

 

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The observatory also posted on its Instagram handle the aforementioned Venus Meets The Pleiades video, saying, “In this video, we’ll go to the Giovale Open Deck Observatory at Lowell Observatory to learn how to see this spectacular conjunction.⁣” The Giovale Open Deck Observatory, which opened last year only, houses six telescopes alongside interactive displays. 

Another unusual sight to look out for is the Pink Supermoon, which though not pink, but is the brightest full moon of 2020. The observatory will again be going live from Arizona, to check on it and give the viewers a good look.    

 

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Founded in 1894 by Percival Lowell atop a mesa overlooking downtown Flagstaff, Arizona, the Lowell Observatory was the first to spot Pluto in 1930. It hosts hundreds and thousands of visitors every year, but, is currently closed on a temporary basis due to complete lockdown in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, the scientists are reportedly still working at the Mars Hill, and the observatory is pushing out way more content on the website, to keep people updated about space, while they are quarantined at home.  

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