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Cancelled – Astronomy Public Observing Night at Moundville Archeological Park
April 13, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This event has been cancelled due to expected weather.
The Astronomy group in the Dept. of Physics & Astronomy will be hosting a public night at Moundville Archeological Park.
Objects to be viewed: nebulae, galaxies, and star clusters. (New Moon)
Prof. Ron Buta and Prof. Jimmy Irwin will lead deep-sky observing sessions use the 16″ and 17″ telescopes located in Moundville Archaeological Park, or the 20-inch “Big Little Telescope” donated to the department. The telescopes are set up on a pad in the field across the road from the museum (see locator map). The park does not charge for after-hours admission for these programs.
The event is open to all: young and old, student and non-student, wheel-chair bound or not. In short, it is open to the general public.
Public observing sessions are conditional on good weather. In case of cloudy or inclement weather, including high winds, public observing will be cancelled. Please check the weather forecast for the day and the Dept. of Physics & Astronomy public observing website before traveling.