Public Events at the ONU Observatory
Fall 2015 ScheduleSunday, August 23, 8:30-10:30 pm. -- ONU event. "Welcomefest - Astronomy Club Open House"
Friday, Sept 4, 8:30-10:30 pm. -- Public Event. "Saturn and Mercury setting early"
Monday, Sept 28, 9:00-11:00 pm. -- Public Event. "Total Lunar Eclipse"
Friday, Oct 9, 8:00-10:00 pm. -- Public Event. "Comet Catalina brightens"
Note: On the morning of Wednesday, October 28, there will be a triple conjunction of Venus, Jupiter, and Mars in the eastern sky. The three planets will form a tight, 1-degree triangle. There will be no observatory event for this, but it is an easy event to enjoy with the naked eye.
Friday, October 30, 8:00-10:00 pm. -- Public Event. "Halloween and the Moon"
Friday, November 13, 8:00-10:00 pm. -- Public Event. "What we learned of Pluto."
Friday, December 11, 8:00-10:00 pm. -- Public Event. "The Geminid Meteor Shower"
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Arrange a tour or visit?We encourage your K-12 students and other organizations to visit during the Public Events listed above. However, you may be able to schedule a special visit. We can comfortably fit about 60 people in the observing room. Bigger groups can still attend. During the daytime, we will show you the building and telescopes and, if clear, can view the Sun! We don't roll back the roof if there is precipitation. If interest, contact the Observatory Manager:
Dr. Jason Pinkney
ONU Dept of Physics and Astronomy
525 S. Main St., Ada, OH, 45810
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