Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction - 2020 - Actions



- Collaborating observatories


  • on-line broadcasts
    (provisional advance - information will be updated).


  • There will be a centralized session through the Zoom platform (12.21.2020 - 6:30 PM CET [5:30 PM UT]), with simultaneous connections to the different observatories.

  • You can follow the session on the FAAE YouTube channel.

  • You can also independently access the different channels of the related observatories.

 

- Planetario de Pamplona && Red Astronavarra Sarea
Observación y retransmisión en directo - Canal YouTube.

Al tiempo se proyectará sobre el edificio del planetario la noche del 21 de diciembre.
Contacto: Fernando Jáuregui <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

- Observatorio de Guirguillano (Navarra):
Observación y retransmisión. Canal YouTube
Contacto: Iñaki Ordóñez-Etxeberria <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

- Observatorio del Aula Espazio Gela (Bilbao):
Observación y transmisión en directo. Días previos y el 21D.

Telescopio reflector de 20" y refractor de 12".
Web.

Contacto: Santiago Pérez-Hoyos <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> y Ricardo Hueso <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

- Observatorio del Museo de las Ciencias de CLM && AstroCuenca (Cuenca)
Observación y transmisión en directo. Días previos y el 21D.
Telescopio 16" + CCD: QHY90A y QH5-III. Canal YouTube AstroCuenca - Canal YouTube MCCM.
Contacto: J. Álvaro <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

- Sociedad Malagueña de Astronomía (Málaga).
Observación y transmisión en directo. Canal YouTube.
Telescopio C11 && ZWO ASI224MC.
Contacto: Juan Carlos Aznar <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

- Observatorio Astronómico de la Hita (La Puebla de Almoradiel - Toledo).
Observación y transmisión en directo. Canal YouTube.
Contacto: Faustino Organero <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

- Complejo Astronómico Municipio de El Espinar -CAME - (Segovia) - Asoc. Hespérides
Observación y transmisión en directo. Canal de Youtube
Contacto: Juanjo García <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

- Astróbriga (Ciudad Rodrigo - Salamanca)
Observación y transmisión en directo. Canal de Youtube.
Telescopio C SCT 9.25 && ZWO ASI 290MC

Contacto: Óscar Corvo <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

- Observatorio Astronómico de la Sagra - (Puebla de Don Fabrique - Granada)
Telescopio C14 (f/2.1) - QHY174. Canal YouTube
Contacto: Emilio J. García <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

- Observatorio Lago Alqueva (OLA) - Monsaraz (Portugal) - 17:30 h UT
Canal web

- Nayoro Observatory of Japan - 08:30 h UT
Transmisión en streaming. Canal YouTube.
Telescopio 1.600 mm DF 19.200 mm

- Nagoya City Science Museum of Japan - 08:15 h UT
Telescope and camera: 20-cm refracting telescope, F/10, EOS R
URL of broadcasting: https://www.youtube.com/c/NagoyaCityScienceMuseum

Koyama Astronomical Observatory of Kyoto Sangyo University - 08:30 UT
Telescope and camera: 12-cm refracting telescope, digital camera or CMOS camera
URL of broadcasting: https://www.youtube.com/c/KSUKoyamaTenmondai

Akashi Municipal Planetarium - 08:30 UT
URL of broadcasting: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEEFdpOwKKORoc8SRMCtROg

Minami-aso Luna Observatory - 08:30 UT
URL of broadcasting: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx3tewSFj03nl1MEk3Zl3-A

- Virtual Telescope Project of Italy - 16:30 h UT
https://www.virtualtelescope.eu/webtv/

- Observatorio Colegio San Antonio - (Puerto Rico) - 21:00 h UT
Telescopio Celestron Edge HD Schmidt-Cassegrain 280 mm && Orion Sky Quest XX 16" + ZWO ASI 120MC
Canal webinar/zoom
Contacto: Merry Manso <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

 

  • If you have an observatory (amateur / professional), you are going to observe the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn on December 21st and you plan to broadcast the observation through an online channel, you can register your activity here and we will broadcast it in our centralized session of collaborating observatories, within our technical possibilities.

  

- Amateurs / Astrophotographers 


  • The joint vision of Jupiter and Saturn is an inspiring image, a true Gathering of Giants capable of raising our gaze towards the sky. We would like to have your observation of both planets. Whether you are a fan of deep sky astrophotography, or if you prefer planetary photography or even night landscapes, we invite you to observe these planets during the next few nights and send us your observations to the gallery of photographs that we are preparing.

  • We are especially interested in the photographs that show the conjunction on different dates as both planets gradually get closer to each other until they end only 6 minutes apart on December 21, to progressively move away from that moment. If you wish to send us your images, please send your photographs to J. Álvaro, <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>, together with your name and data of interest, including the date / time of capture, (we recommend also including an identifying watermark). The images will be available on this web page and, if they are very numerous, we will make a complete gallery and another of selected images. 

 


© Giorgia Hofer

Conjunction video (Maarten Roos - VOC for the EPSC 2021)

  

  • Observation of Jupiter and Saturn with binoculars and telescope.

In this document.pdf you will be able to find useful information for observing the two planets and their satellites, as well as useful tips for recording observations and a file to record them. It is also recommended to attend the workshops and talks that have been organized to celebrate the event.

  • Tips for observing Jupiter and Saturn with the naked eye.

From the end of November to the end of December 2020, it is very easy to locate these two giant planets of the Solar System. Looking at sunset towards the southwest, where the Sun has set on the horizon ... (read more)

Jupiter and Saturn closer than Algedi and Dabih in Capricorn. They will get as close as the double Algedi optics, whose two stars are 6.6 arc minutes apart, just wait until December 21. (Click on the image to enlarge).

 

 

- WorkShops - (View recorded sessions - in Spanish)


  • Friday, December 11 - 18:00 h
     
    • planetary drawing workshop, by Leonor Ana Hernández (AstroHita)

Intended for all beginners and advanced astronomers of all ages. Its purpose is to help improve as observers and obtain a personal record of these bodies in the Solar System. In this workshop we will learn how to organize an optimal observation of the planets to make the most of the night, we will see the necessary materials for their registration by hand and the most used techniques to ensure that our final work is faithful to what we observe.

How to optimize the night of observation? What materials are essential? What details to look at? We will learn how we should apply the pencil or use the eraser, as well as we will know some tools to get the fine details. The important thing is to bring us an unforgettable visual memory and put what we have observed on paper. The result is always surprising.

  • Monday, December 14 - 18:00 h 
    • planetary astrophotography

 "The observation of the giant planets and the conjunction of 21D", by Santiago Pérez-Hoyos (UPV/EHU)

In this workshop we will interactively review some essential tools for observing and processing images of the giant planets, Jupiter and Saturn, in order to prepare for the next conjunction on December 21

"The Great Conjunction", by Carolina Clavijo (ApEA)

From today until next December 21, 2020, we are going to study the great conjunction. We will see how the planets move in the sky, and specifically how Jupiter "approaches" Saturn. This will not happen again for 60 years.

 

 

- Outreach - [View recorded session - in Spanish] 


  • Friday, December 18 - 18:00 h  
    • conferences

"Giants of the Solar System: Exotic and immense sculptors of our planetary system", by Ricardo Hueso Alonso (UPV/EHU)

"On the hunt for the space Snark. On Exploring the Planetary Oceans with Empty Maps", by Olga Prieto Ballesteros (CAB-INTA-CSIC)

    • round table and debate

Miguel Ángel López Valverde - IAA
Amelia Ortiz Gil - IAU
Ricardo Hueso Alonso - UPV/EHU
Olga Prieto Ballesteros - CAB-INTA-CSIC
modera: Mabel Angulo

 

- Poster and Resources


 

  • If you participate or collaborate with activities of the event and want to use the poster designed for the occasion, you can download it by clicking on the image.