Come see the planets, the moon, star clusters and far away galaxies! The campus astronomical observatory holds free viewing sessions for the public throughout the school year. People are invited to meet in the physics lab (room 207 Ritzinger Hall) for a short presentation on an astronomical topic, then proceed to the observatory. Participants can then gaze through the 14-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and view the current celestial objects in the night sky.
Skywatchers are encouraged to bring binoculars and are reminded that the observatory is not heated, so dress accordingly!
Observatory director is Swapnil Tripathi, UW-BC Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy.
Observatory sessions are held on Thursday evenings. All astronomical viewing sessions are free and open to the public. Stargazers should meet in the Physics Lab in room 207 Ritzinger Hall.
|Date||Time||Objects to Observe|
|November 18||7:00 p.m.|
|December 2||7:00 p.m.|
|December 16||7:00 p.m.|