College of Charleston Opens Observatory to the Public This Friday

CofC College of Charleston - Charleston, South CarolinaCharleston, SC – The Physics and Astronomy department at the College of Charleston is once again holding an open house at our facilities on November 16, 2012. Weather permitting, our 16-in telescope in the rooftop observatory and the observing deck with smaller telescopes will be open to the public. We will also have activities and demonstrations for all ages in several rooms on the first floor of the science building. Enter the Rita Liddy Hollings Science Center (NOT the New Science Center on Calhoun St.) via the Coming Street entrance and check in with the Society of Physics Students host, who will direct you to the location of the indoor and outdoor activities.

 

Objects in the sky this Friday during the event: Mars, Jupiter (and its four large moons), Uranus, and several double stars and nebulae.

 

This event is free and open to the public. However if you plan to bring a large group (10 or more), or if you will need special accommodations, please let us know ahead of time by contacting (truec@cofc.edu, 843-953-2031).

 

Open-toed shoes are not permitted on the observing deck. Please dress warmly (it can be several degrees cooler and much windier on the roof than at ground level).

Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson

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Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson is the founder and Editor of Beach Carolina Magazine. Living along the coast of North Carolina, Mike has a passion for the beach and loves to bring news and events of the Carolinas to others around the world.

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