Denison Observatory Offers Open House
Date of Event: October 24, 2009
Posted: October 19, 2009
The Denison University Department of Physics and Astronomy will host a Swasey Observatory open house beginning at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, with one possible rain date set for Sunday, Oct. 25. The first clear night of the two possible dates will be the only night on which the observatory will be open. Observations will be made of the Moon and Jupiter. The open house is free and open to the public.
Denison’s Swasey Observatory opened in 1910. 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 10 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. To determine if the observatory will be closed due to weather conditions, contact the observatory that afternoon at 740-587-6477; a recorded message will be left if there is a cancellation for that night.
CALENDAR LISTING, Denison University, Granville — Swasey Observatory Open House at 8 p.m., Sat., Oct. 24, or Sun., Oct. 25, whichever is the first clear night. Contact the observatory at 740-587-6477; a recorded message will be left if there is a cancellation for that night. Free and open to the public.
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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