Denison's Observatory Offers Open House
Date of Event: April 27, 2007
Posted: April 23, 2007
The Denison University Department of Physics and Astronomy will host a Swasey Observatory open house beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday (April 27), with two possible rain dates set for Saturday (April 28) and Sunday (April 29). The first clear night of the three possible dates will be the only night on which the observatory will be open. We will be observing the Moon, Saturn and anything else that looks interesting.
Denison's Swasey Observatory opened in 1910. If skies are clear, visitors will use the Warner and 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 11 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. You can call the observatory that afternoon, at 587-6477, where a recorded message will be left if there is a cancellation for that night.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- Swasey Observatory open house; 9 to 11 p.m. on the first clear night, and only for one night, of Friday, Saturday or Sunday (April 27, 28, or 29), at the Observatory (300 Chapel Drive). Free and open to the public. Call 740-587-6477 for recorded message regarding 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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