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Astronomy Public Observing Night
April 28, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pmFree
The Dept. of Physics & Astronomy will be hosting an open house on Friday, April 28th from 8:00p.m. – 10:00p.m.
Prof. Murray Silverstone will lead the public observing session on the roof of Gallalee Hall.
Objects to be viewed:
Jupiter, Orion Nebula, one of the nearest stellar nurseries, Pleiades and Beehive star clusters, and several bright visual binary stars.
The event is open to all: young and old, student and non-student, wheel-chair bound or not. In short, it is open to the general public. Although our main telescope, a 16-inch computer-controlled instrument, is not accessible to a wheel-chair-bound visitor, we will have other telescopes on the roof of Gallalee Hall which will be accessible.
Public observing sessions are conditional on good weather. In case of cloudy or inclement weather, including high winds, public observing will be cancelled. Please check the weather forecast for the day and the Dept. of Physics & Astronomy public observing website before traveling.