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VU Observatory Open House – FREE

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 02/16/2024
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location
Gellerson Center

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The Department of Physics & Astronomy, Valparaiso University continues its series of public astronomy programs for Winter/Spring 2024. In addition to our regular Observatory Open House program, we will host a public demonstration of our remote use of the SARA Telescope in Chile, as listed below. Each Open House program will include telescope viewing at the VU Observatory (clear nights) or a constellation and slide show program at the VU Planetarium (cloudy nights). These are free and the public is invited.

Fri., Jan. 19 8:30-9:30 p.m. Observatory
Fri., Feb. 2 8:30-9:30 p.m. Observatory
Fri., Feb. 16 8:30-9:30 p.m. Observatory
Fri., Apr. 5 8:30-9:30 p.m. Observatory
Fri., Apr. 19 8:30-9:30 p.m. Observatory
9:30-10:30 p.m. SARA Public Demonstration
Fri., May 3 8:30-9:30 p.m. Observatory

OBSERVATORY: On the clear nights, viewing will be carried out with the VU computer-controlled telescope. Come and enjoy views of the moon, planets, star clusters and galaxies. Go to our website at www.valpo.edu/physics after 5 p.m. on these dates to confirm if the weather is clear enough for the Observatory to open. The Observatory is located in southeast corner of campus, near the intersection of US 30 and Sturdy Road, and behind Gellerson Center. Parking is available. The schedule and maps are also available on the above web site. (Groups should make separate arrangements by calling 219-464-5369.)

SARA OBSERVING: The public is invited to join us on one Friday evening, April 19 in Neils Science Center 234 from 9:30 p.m. -10:30 p.m. in observing remotely with the SARA telescope in the Chilean Andes.
SPONSORED BY: Valparaiso University Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
 
 

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Sue Baxter

Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak - a national news affiliate.