Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Widener Hosts Additional Stargazing Sessions for Teachers

My picture from my visit

The Widener University Observatory invites area teachers through the secondary level – and their family members - to special stargazing sessions using the observatory's 16-inch computerized reflecting telescope.

Participants can choose one or more of the following sessions: Thursday, Feb. 27 from 7-8 p.m.; Thursday, March 13 from 7:30-8:30 p.m.; Thursday, April 24 from 8-9 p.m.; and Tuesday, May 6 from 8-9 p.m.

Interested teachers can register by calling 610-499-4003 or e-mailing These free sessions are designed to give teachers an up-close look at the moon, planets and stars so that they can later share their experience with students.

The general public is invited to Widener's free stargazing sessions every Monday night and the first Friday night of every month for the remainder of the academic year. For a complete schedule and to register for these free public stargazing sessions, visit or call 610-499-4003. Because space is limited, participants are encouraged to register in advance.

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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