Valparaiso University Observatory Open House Schedule

Valparaiso University


2012 - Spring

The Department of Physics & Astronomy, Valparaiso University has scheduled a series of public astronomy programs. In addition to our regular Observatory Open House program we will have a popular, illustrated public talk. We will also continue our series of SARA Observatory public viewing nights, during which we will control remotely over the internet the SARA telescope. The Open House will consist of telescope viewing at the VU Observatory (clear nights) or constellation program at the VU Planetarium (cloudy nights). The public talk will be held at 7:30 pm in Neils Science Center room 224 and will be followed by the Open House program. SARA observing will follow the Open House on scheduled nights, from 9:30 - 10:30 pm in Neils Science Center, room 224 or 234. These are free and the public is invited.

Open House Schedule

7:30 - 8:15 pm Public Lecture, Neils Science Center, Rm 224 or 234
8:30 - 9:30 pm Observatory (clear skies) -or- Planetarium, Neils Science Center (cloudy skies/poor weather)
9:30 - 10:30 pm SARA Public Observing, Neils Science Center, Rm 224 or 234

Jan. 20
Observatory or Planetarium Open (8:30 - 9:30 pm)
Feb. 3
Observatory or Planetarium Open (8:30 - 9:30 pm)
Followed by: SARA Public Observing 9:30 - 10:30 in Neils 224 (SARA-South, Chile)
Feb. 17
Observatory or Planetarium Open (8:30 - 9:30 pm)
Mar. 30
Observatory or Planetarium Open (8:30 - 9:30 pm)
Apr. 13
Public Talk: "What We (Don't) Know About the Universe"
by Dr. John Millis (7:30 - 8:30 pm in Neils 224)

Observatory or Planetarium Open (8:30 - 9:30 pm)
Apr. 27
Observatory or Planetarium Open (8:30 - 9:30 pm)

Come and enjoy the Universe with us through our series of public talks, planetarium programs, and views of the moon, planets, star clusters and galaxies through the University's computer-controlled telescope and with the SARA telescopes.

(Groups should make advance arrangements by calling (219) 464-5369.)

Call (219) 464-5202 or visit this website after 5 p.m. on these dates to confirm if the weather is clear enough for the Observatory to open. If the Observatory is not open due to cloudy skies, there will be a planetarium presentation at the Neils Science Center.

See the map below for the locations of the observatory and Neils Science Center.

If you have comments or questions about this page or its contents please contact:

Dr. Bruce Hrivnak

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