Rowan astronomers to host public stargazeMarch 16, 2007
Astronomers at Rowan University will host an evening of free public sky-watching at the University observatory on Monday, March 26. The main event will begin at 7:30 p.m., and will last until 9 p.m. A short planetarium presentation will be given at 7:15 p.m. and again at 7:45 p.m., explaining some details about the objects to be seen with the telescopes. If the sky is cloudy that night, the session will be held Wednesday, March 28.
This event is sponsored by the Department of Physics and Astronomy and by Edelman Planetarium. Telescopes will be set up at the observatory, which is located on the fourth floor of the Science Hall. Visitors will be able to see Venus, Saturn and the moon and perhaps one or two deep-sky objects with various types of telescopes.
The planetarium presentations, lasting about 20 minutes, will be given in the Edelman star theater on the ground floor of the Science Hall. The elevator at the north end of the main hallway will take visitors to the observatory on fourth floor. Parking is available in Lot D, on Bowe Boulevard near the Rowan football stadium. Campus maps are available at www.rowan.edu.
Information on this event can be found at the planetarium Web site, ww.rowan.edu/planetarium, or on the planetarium information hot-line at (856) 256-LITE (256-5483).