Winter Night Star Spotting at Denison's Swasey Observatory
Posted: November 17, 2006
Observe the stars, the Moon, the Ring Nebula, the Andromeda galaxy and anything else that looks interesting at Swasey Observatory open house beginning 7 p.m. on Friday (Dec. 1), if the weather permits. This event, sponsored by the department of physics and astronomy, is free and open to the public. The telescopes will be accessible until 9 p.m.
If skies are clear, visitors will use the Warner & Swasey 9" retracting telescope in the observatory's dome and at least one 8" reflecting telescope set up at ground level. Denison's Swasey Observatory opened in 1910. You may call the observatory on Friday afternoon, at 740-587-6477, to hear a recorded message if the event is cancelled.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville - The Denison University Department of Physics and Astronomy hosts an Observatory open house if skies are clear; 7 p.m., Friday (Dec. 1), Swasey Observatory (300 Chapel Dr.). Free and open to the public. Call 740-587-6477 for recorded message if cancelled.
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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