Thursday, April 3, 2014

April events at the MC Observatory

It's finally starting to feel like Spring! I am very much looking forward to warmer nights at the observatory as we move into April and May. All we need are clear skies!

Events in April include the observatory guest nights on Friday 4 April and Friday 18 April, as well as solar observing on Rockville Science Day, Sunday 6 April. (The Sun sets a bit later now, so note that the guest nights begin at 9PM.)

Observatory Guest Night : Friday 4-Apr-2014, 9-10PM
Rockville Science Day : Sunday 6-Apr-2014, noon-5PM
Observatory Guest Night : Friday 18-Apr-2014, 9-10PM

As I write this Thursday afternoon, the weather for tomorrow night doesn't look promising. As always we'll be here regardless of what Mother Nature gives us, but if it is too cloudy or rainy to observe the skies, I'll give a brief presentation followed by a tour the observatory. We'll also have smaller telescopes set up inside the Science Center for guests experiment with. The MC Astronomy Club will be on hand with me to answer questions about the universe and everything else.