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Public Observing Nights

Location:Grenfell Campus Observatory
Start Date:August 18, 2013 1:30 AM
End Date:August 18, 2013 4:25 AM
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The session will begin with a short introductory talk in room ASE 2026 on the ground floor of the new extension to the Arts & Science building.  We will then go up to the observatory for a tour and observing with the telescope (if it is clear).  If it is overcast, a longer talk will precede a tour of the observatory and display area.
No reservations are necessary, but the space in the dome is limited.  No more than 18 people can be accommodated for observing at a time, so there may be some waiting if there is a crowd!  Parents are encouraged to bring their children, however unaccompanied children will not be admitted. (Note that the tour is not suitable for young children; please do not bring children under 7.)
The objects we view will depend on the weather and what is "up", because the sky changes not only during the night, but with the seasons as well!  Typically, they might include the Moon, Saturn and other any visible planets, stars clusters, and perhaps a galaxy.
The observatory is equipped with an elevator for accessibility.  Please notify us if you require its use.
More information is available on the observatory website:  www.grenfell.mun.ca/observatory or email: observatory@grenfell.mun.ca.