MSU Observatory Public Night Viewing

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 7:08 pm
By: 
Aron Sousa

Photo courtesy of MSU Observatory, courtesy of MSU

As the weather warms each year in East Lansing, the MSU Observatory begins its season of Public Observing Nights at the MSU Observatory. The MSU Observatory is located at the corner of Forest and College Roads, just southwest of the MSU Pavilion.

The first Public Observing Nights of the spring will be this Thursday, April 16, and this Saturday, April 18, from 9-11 pm.

During observing nights, MSU's 24-inch reflecting telescope will be focused on an interesting celestial object, and the public can visit the telescope and can see the image the telescope produces. 

An even greater resource on Observation night is the group of astronomers which gathers on the grounds, bringing their own telescopes. This group is associated with the Capital Area Astronomy Association. Usually these astronomers are more than happy to share insights and a look at planets, galaxies, paired stars and other interesting objects.

Observation nights this spring will be April 16 and 18, and May 22, 23, 30, and 31, weather permitting.

 

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