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Astrophiles marvel at Jupiter at Jakarta planetarium

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, June 17 2019   /  01:01 am
Look up: Visitors use a telescope to view Jupiter, the biggest planet in the solar system, at the Jakarta Planetarium and Observatory in Cikini, Central Jakarta, on Friday. The planetarium is holding public viewings of Jupiter until Monday.(JP/Eisya Asshafina)(JP/Eisya Asshafina)

Look up: Visitors use a telescope to view Jupiter, the biggest planet in the solar system, at the Jakarta Planetarium and Observatory in Cikini, Central Jakarta, on Friday. The planetarium is holding public viewings of Jupiter until Monday.(JP/Eisya Asshafina)Enthusiasm was high among residents gathered at the Jakarta Planetarium and Observatory for a unique chance to see Jupiter from the 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 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 regi...