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Astronomy Public Observing Night at Moundville Archeological Park
February 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pmFree
The Astronomy group in the Dept. of Physics & Astronomy will be hosting a public night at Moundville Archeological Park on Friday, February 24th from 7p.m. – 10:00p.m.
Prof.’s Ron Buta and others will lead deep-sky observing sessions use the 16″ and (recently donated) 17″ telescopes located in Moundville Archaeological Park, or the 20-inch “Big Little Telescope” recently donated to the department. The telescope is set up on a pad in the field across the road from the museum (see locator map). The park does not charge for after-hours admission for these programs.
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.
Objects to be viewed:
Jupiter, Orion Nebula, one of the nearest stellar nurseries, Pleiades and Beehive star clusters, several bright visual binary stars and nearby galaxies
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.