Greetings from the University of Georgia Observatory!
The Department of Physics and Astronomy would like to invite the public to join them for a evening to view the night sky at the department observatory. The observatory is located at the top of the Physics building. To get to the observatory take the elevator to the 4th floor. On the 4th floor you will find a stairway to the observatory that houses the largest telescope, as well as a door that leads to the roof where the smaller telescopes will be set up. As the weather can be unpredictable, we might not know whether a viewing will be possible until shortly before the event begins. In case of inclement weather, there will be a talk.
Here are the open houses for the UGA observatory. Everyone is welcome.
Spring 2014 Observatory Open House: Thursday, April 17 8:30pm-10:00pm
The Observatory Open House will be on Thursday, April 17, 2014, beginning at 8:30pm and ending at 10:00pm. If the weather is clear, then we will use the 24 inch telescope in the dome on top of the building to see the sky, especially Jupiter. If the weather is cloudy, then Dr. Loris Magnani will give a lecture in the physics auditorium (room 202). The topic of his lecture will be "The Dark Side of Astronomy: Dark Energy and Dark Matter".
If the sky is clear, then visitors should go to the 4th floor of the Physics Building, where they will ascend the staircase that leads to the dome. Visitors do not need to arrive exactly at 8:30pm or before 8:30pm -- we will be open during the whole 8:30pm to 10:00pm timeframe.
If you need more information please call 706-542-2485.
You might also be interested in public nights at Sandy Creek Park.
For more information on the Sandy Creek programs call 706-613-3631.