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To mark this occasion, will host a livestreamed astronomical event. On May 23rd, the planet Saturn appears to be stationary among the surrounding celestial bodies in the night sky [1]. An attempt to capture this planetary standstill will be livestreamed on between 03:30 and 7:30 AM (CET).

To this means, a telescope will be set up near a forest edge [2] with – hopefully [3] – a clear view of the south-southeast morning sky. Afterwards the resulting document will remain accessible along with a diverse and continually growing collection of other documents.

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[1] The standstill is de facto inexistant. It’s the moment when Saturn’s apparent prograde motion turns to a retrograde motion. Since Earth completes its orbit in a shorter period of time than the planets outside its orbit, it periodically overtakes them, like a faster car on a multi-lane highway. When this occurs, the planet being passed will first appear to stop its eastward drift, and then drift back toward the west.

[2] This will be the third instalment of De Cleene De Cleene’s Public Observatory.

[3] In astrology, Saturn’s retrograde movement is generally a time of karmic rebalancing. Previous bad behavior could be punished. But hard work and responsibility could also be rewarded.