Open Public Viewing Nights

 Observatory’s 20-inch, research-grade telescope is open to the public free of charge on Wednesday evenings.  The focus of each session depends on observing conditions, so check this website often for details and updates.

 

Viewing requires a clear sky, so the Observatory is closed on cloudy, rainy, and snowy nights.  Please check this web-site for the most up-to-date information and announcements.

 


Weather permitting, the Observatory is open to the public every Wednesday from 8:30PM until 10:30PM beginning August 5th.

 

Please check our Announcement section on the homepage for the Observatory’s operating status.

August, 2015

5th        Arcturus, Vega, Double-Double, M13, Albireo, M57, Saturn (Early), Neptune (Late)

12th      Arcturus, Vega, Double-Double, M13, Albireo, M57, Saturn (Early), Neptune (Late)

19th      Arcturus, Vega, Double-Double, M13, Albireo, M57, M31, Saturn (Early), Neptune (Late)

26th      Arcturus, Vega, Double-Double, M13, Albireo, M57, M31, Moon, Saturn (Early), (Neptune, Uranus (Late)
 


Schedule August 2015 (PDF version)


Key:

h & χ Persei – A double star cluster in P

M-13 – Great globular cluster in Hercules

M-57 – Ring Nebula, Messier 57 is often regarded as the prototype of a planetary nebula

Double-Double – Epsilon Lyrae the famous double-double or quadruple star system in the constellation Lyra.

Albireo – One of the best contrasting double stars in the sky due to their different colors

M-31 – The famous Andromeda galaxy