Observatory holds open houseApril 13, 2010
The Rowan Astronomical Observatory will host an open house on Wednesday, April 14. A brief show in the Edelman Planetarium describing the night-time sky will begin at 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Between 8 and 10:30 p.m. (weather permitting), the observatory and deck will be open to the public. A suite of telescopes will be available to view Venus (as it sets), Mars, Saturn, the Orion Nebula, binary stars and many more celestial objects. Visitors may take brief tours of the observatory and operate the controls of the 0.4-meter telescope. This free event is open to the public, and children are welcome with parental supervision.
In the event of clouds, the open house will still be held completely indoors, featuring a short program of planetarium shows, lectures and tours.
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