Astronomy Open House

Astronomy Open House

September 21, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Science Hall
Open to all
Other occurrences of this event:
September 28, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
October 5, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
October 12, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

The Department of Physics & Astronomy in the College of Science and Mathematics cordially invites the university community and the public to the 2017 Fall Astronomy Open Houses (Note: There is no rain date for this event. Open Houses will be running ever two weeks during the Fall 2017 semester.)

The Edelman Planetarium will be open for two free shows at 7:00 pm and 7:30 pm. The weather call will be posted on the planetarium website ( by 2:00 pm on the day of the event.

Observations of the night sky will begin at 7:30 pm and end at 9:30 pm on the Science Hall roof. Telescopes will be set up on the rooftop observation deck, which is accessible via the west elevator. (Take the elevator to the 4th floor Ready Room and exit onto the roof by the outside door located on the far wall.) The 0.4-m research telescope will also be open for viewing. (On exiting the elevator, turn left and go up the steps to the observatory.) Faculty and members of the student-run Astronomy Club will be present to operate the telescopes and assist in helping you enjoy the experience.

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