See the Moon, Planets and Stars at DU's Observatory
Posted: October 13, 2007 / Last Updated: October 15, 2007
The Denison University Department of Physics and Astronomy will host an open house at Swasey Observatory (300 Chapel Drive) with a chance to view the moon, Neptune and the Andromeda Galaxy at 8 p.m. on Saturday (Oct. 20) weather permitting.
If skies are clear, visitors will use the Warner and Swasey 9-inch refracting telescope in the observatory's dome and at least one 8-inch reflecting telescope set up at ground level. The telescopes will be accessible until 10 p.m. If the weather forces a cancellation, a voice message will be recorded on the observatory phone line (740) 587-6477. A rain date is set for 8 p.m. on Sunday (Oct. 21). The first clear night of the two possible dates will be the only night on which the observatory will be open. This event is free and open to the public.
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CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- Open House at Denison's Swasey Observatory (300 Chapel Dr.); Saturday, Oct. 20, 8 p.m. Possible rain date, Sunday, Oct. 21, 8 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call (740) 587-6477 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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