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Upcoming viewing highlights

Upcoming Public Viewing Open Nights in the Observatory:

All Observatory Open Nights are Friday evenings.
Start times vary depending on Moon and planet rise and set times.

Date - Start Time

September 19 - 8 pm
September 26 - 8 pm
October 3 - 8 pm, Moon
October 10 - 8 pm
October 17 - 7 pm
October 24 - 7 pm
October 31 - 7 pm, Moon
November 7 - 7 pm, Moon
November 14 - 6 pm
November 21 - 6 pm
November 28 - Closed Thanksgiving
December 5 - 7 pm, Moon
December 12 - Closed, End of Semester, reopen February 2015

We will meet first in the old science center auditorium (on Howard St., just off Taunton Rd) for a slide show before proceeding to the new observatory. There is parking on the right just past the entrance. Check back to this page for an updated weekly schedule. The Friday Observatory Open Night event is free of charge.

Groups

The Observatory welcomes pre-scheduled small groups to visit our facilities on public viewing nights. We ask that all groups larger than 10 arrange their visits to the observatory so that we can manage the number of visitors to our program. Families and smaller groups are welcome at all times and do not need to make prior arrangements.

For more information, please contact Tony Houser at houser_anthony@wheatoncollege.edu or 508-286-3979.

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