Happy almost autumn!
Observatory nights for Fall 2018 are below:
Friday 7 September 2018 : 8 - 9 PM
Friday 21 September 2018 : 8 - 9 PM
Friday 5 October 2018 : 8 - 9 PM
Friday 19 October 2018 : 8 - 9 PM
Friday 2 November 2018 : 7 - 8 PM
Because of occupancy limitations on the roof, we require guests to make reservations via Eventbrite.
Fall 2018 reservations can be made here:
If I'm able to add dates, I will.
Events will be cancelled for bad weather. I will make the call as soon as I am able, usually about 2 hours prior to the event start time. An announcement will be sent to the email address you registered with Eventbrite and I will post the status on this website.
About the Guest Nights:
During Observatory Guest Nights we use Montgomery College telescopes to view and learn about visible solar system objects, star clusters, and nebulae. We also spend some time looking at the sky with just our eyes in order to locate constellations and planets that can be seen this time of the year.
You'll leave with a star chart and the ability to find celestial objects on your own.
Astronomy faculty and students from the MC Stargazers Club will be on hand to answer questions about the universe.
Some things to note:
- Dress for the weather. The observatory is located outside on the roof of the Science Center.
- We meet in Science Center room 406 (SC406). We go up to the roof as a group. If you're late, there will be a student in SC406 to escort you upstairs.
- Children are welcome (and encouraged!) to attend, although campus policy prohibits children younger than five years of age on the roof.
- Parking is free.
I want to continue to improve the observatory nights. If you have suggestions or comments, please let me know.