Celebrate Earth Day with a little tour of outer space.
The Oglethorpe Astronomical Association offers its members' expertise - and the use of their telescopes - for free Saturday at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm.
The event runs from 2-10 p.m. During the afternoon, solar telescopes will provide a safe look at the sun. In the evening, they'll break out the big scopes.
What might you see?
"There's the possibility we could pick up Venus during the day," said the club's Ben Freiberger. "We'll have exhibits out like how much does a can of Coke weigh on different planets."
Other posters explain comets or identify prominent objects in the sky.
After dark, Jupiter should be visible, weather permitting, Freiberger said. There's also the possibility of seeing closely packed groups of stars called globular clusters or even other galaxies.
The best nighttime viewing is after it's fully dark, from about 8:30-10 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public. The Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm are at 2 Canebrake Road.