Planetarium and Observatory Drop-In



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Time:

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Friday, January 28, 2005

7:30-10:30 PM

Planetarium E300,
Math and Science Center
400 Dowman Drive
Emory University

4:30 PM Friday, Weather Update: Due to overcast skies and precipitaion, we will not be able to view through the telescopes tonight. But, we have other things to show you and the event will take place nonetheless. If icing occurs, we will, of course, close early due to safety concerns.
Invitation from Dr. Richard Williamon,
Director of the Emory Planetarium and Observatory

Once again, we don our sweaters and scarves and welcome the crisp, dark nights of winter. We hope all members of the Emory Community, their family and friends, will join us on the evening of January 28th when we plan to peer into the boundless skies to locate some of our favorite objects of admiration including Saturn, the Orion Nebula, and Jupiter (toward the end of our viewing evening for Jupiter)--now all in excellent positions for viewing.

Just drop into the Planetarium any time between 7:30 and 10:30 PM to see dramatic, live video feeds of stunning celestial objects direct from Emory’s 24-inch reflecting telescope. Then, go up to the roof-top observation deck to gaze at them through small telescopes.

Members of the Physics Department and the Emory Astronomy Club will be on hand to provide information and answer your questions. (There’s a pretty good chance members of the Astronomy Club may help keep you warm by offering hot drinks and goodies for sale to benefit the Club’s activities.) So, please join us for a relaxing and inspiring evening of celebrating deep, dark winter. Just drop in any time between 7:30 and 10:30 PM and stay as long as you like.

(Please note: viewing is, as always, weather dependent but the program will take place rain or shine.)


Recommended Links:
http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2005/12jan_saturn.htm?list479659
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4282990

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For information on the Emory Astronomy Club, please contact Dr. Richard Williamon at rwilliamon@physics.emory.edu