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Galileo and nights of a thousand stars

Posted on Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 by CommunityEngagement.
UNCG Planetarium and Three College Observatory

If you like planets, constellations and the depths of outer space, UNCG has some great viewing opportunities.

Register soon – the showings are very popular and fill quickly. There is no charge.

All viewings are part of UNCG’s ‘The Globe and the Cosmos’ series.

At Three College Observatory, south of Burlington

UNCG’s Physics and Astronomy Department would like to announce the Three College Observatory’s (TCO) public viewing nights scheduled for spring, 2015.

The show dates are as follows: February 13 at 7:30 pm, March 28 Galileo Night at 8:00 pm – no ticket or reservation required, April 10 at 8:30 pm, May 1 Galileo Night at 8:00 pm – no ticket or reservation required and May 9 at 8:30 pm. The TCO houses a 32-inch telescope (see visual) and is located near Snow Camp, NC, approximately 8 miles south of Burlington. Public viewing nights begin shortly after sunset and continue for approximately 60 – 90 minutes. Observation sessions include sighting star clusters, nebulae, galaxies, double stars, planets and the moon. Please refer to the web at http://physics.uncg.edu/tco/index.html for more detail.

More information about the two “Galileo Nights” – where no reservation or ticket is required – will be in Campus Weekly later this semester.

At UNCG’s Planetarium in Petty Building

The Department of Physics and Astronomy would like to announce its schedule for the free planetarium shows being held in spring, 2015. Seating is limited so reservations are required. You may reserve up to 5 tickets on the web at physics.uncg.edu/planetarium/tickets.php. The planetarium is in 310 Petty Science. Parking is available in the McIver Street Parking Deck.

Planetarium sessions scheduled for spring, 2015, are as follows: February 6, March 6 and April 3. All begin at 7:30 pm.

Reposted from UNCG Campus Weekly