Observatory Open House Schedule

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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 telescope.  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 in the Physics Auditorium (room 202). 

Here are the open houses for the UGA observatory. Everyone is welcome.

Fall 2014 Observatory Open House: Friday, September 12 9:00pm-10:30pm

The first Observatory Open House for Fall 2014 will be on Friday, September 12, 2014, beginning at 9:00pm and ending at 10:30pm. 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. 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 Gas and Dust in the Milky Way".  

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 9:00pm or before 9:00pm -- we will be open during the whole 9:00pm to 10:30pm timeframe.

Fall 2014 Observatory Open House: Friday, October 17 8:00pm-9:30pm

The last Observatory Open House for Fall 2014 will be on Friday, September 17, 2014, beginning at 8:00pm and ending at 9:30pm. 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. 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 Gas and Dust in the Milky Way".  

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 8:00pm or before 8:00pm -- we will be open during the whole 8:00pm to 9:30pm 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.

Other astronomers around the state offer open houses:

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