Thursday, September 8, 2016

Public Stargazing Sessions

Widener University Observatory offers free public telescope viewings

CHESTER, Pa.-The Widener University Observatory resumes its public stargazing sessions this month. All are invited to see the stars, planets and other celestial wonders using the observatory’s 12- and 16-inch computerized reflecting telescopes. Widener astronomy professors, with assistance from undergraduate students, will be on hand to offer assistance.

Upcoming stargazing sessions include Monday twilight viewings on Sept. 12, 19 and 26 from 8-9 p.m.; Oct. 3, 10 and 17 from 7-8 p.m.; Nov. 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 6-7 p.m.; and Dec. 5 and 12 from 6-7 p.m. Friday evening sessions are also held the first Fridays of every month from 8-9 p.m.
For the complete schedule and to register, visit or call 610-499-4003. Because space is limited, participants are encouraged to register in advance.
The Widener University Observatory will consider requests for group viewing sessions. Call 610-499-4003
The Widener University Observatory is located on the 5th floor of Kirkbride Hall on 17th and Walnut Streets in Chester, Pa.

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