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Jakarta Post

Astrophiles marvel at Jupiter at Jakarta planetarium

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, June 16, 2019   /  01:07 pm
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Visitors take turns to look at Jupiter at opposition through a telescope at the Jakarta Planetarium and Observatory at the Taman Ismail Marzuki (TIM) complex in Central Jakarta on Friday.(JP/Eisya Asshafina)

Enthusiasm was high among residents gathered at the Jakarta Planetarium and Observatory for a unique chance to see Jupiter from the Indonesian capital. Some 250 people lined up at the only Planetarium in the city on Friday evening to marvel at the fifth planet from the sun. The planetarium offered the public free entry to view Jupiter at opposition—its brightest and closets point to the Earth—from June 10 to 17. Families, couples and friends gathered around the planetarium hall to register their names on Friday afternoon. The registration desk is open until 7:30 p.m., but the observation will continue as long as visitors are still present. After registering, each visitor gets a number, and when theirs is called out, they may proceed to the observation room or the roof for a first-hand look at the sky. Sri Agustin Wulandari, who had come with her husband an...