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Astronomy Public Observing Night and Lecture
March 6 @ 7:15 pm - 10:00 pmFree
The Dept. of Physics & Astronomy will be hosting an open house on Friday, February 10th from 7:15p.m. – 10:00p.m. in Gallalee Hall
Prof. George Schweite will give a public talk on his research from 7:15 – 7:45 p.m. in 227 Gallalee Hall.
This will be followed by a public observing session on the roof of Gallalee Hall from 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.
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.
Objects to be viewed:
Jupiter, Orion Nebula, one of the nearest stellar nurseries, Pleiades and Beehive star clusters, and everal bright visual binary stars.
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.