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Astronomy Public Observing Night at Moundville Archeological Park
October 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Astronomy group in the Dept. of Physics & Astronomy will be hosting a public night at Moundville Archeological Park on Friday, Oct 20 from 7-10 pm.
Objects to be viewed:
Crescent Moon, nebulae, galaxies, and star clusters.
Prof. Ron Buta and Prof. Bill Keel 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” donated to the department. The telescopes are 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.
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.