Denison's Swasey Observatory Offers Winter Open House
Posted: February 19, 2007
The Denison University department of physics and astronomy will host an open house, weather permitting, at Swasey Observatory beginning at 7 p.m. on Saturday (Feb. 24). Denison faculty and astronomy students will be on hand to assist participants in observing the Moon and the Orion Nebula; and possibly, Saturn and the Andromeda galaxy (and anything else that looks interesting).
Denison's Swasey Observatory opened in 1910. If skies are clear, visitors will use the Warner & Swasey 9" refracting telescope in the observatory's dome and at least one 8" reflecting telescope set up at ground level. The telescopes will be accessible until 9 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. If we do not have clear skies, the event will be cancelled. You can call the observatory that afternoon, at 587-6477, where a recorded message will be left if there is a cancellation.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- Swasey Observatory open house to view the Moon and Orion Nebula; 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday (Feb. 24). If skies are not clear, the open house will be cancelled. Call 740-587-6477 for a recorded message that will be left if there is a cancellation.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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