Free Public Stargazing Sessions Resume

The Widener University Observatory resumes its public stargazing sessions in September. All are invited to see the stars, planets and other celestial wonders using the observatory’s 12- and 16-inch computerized reflecting telescopes. Widener astronomy professors, with assistance from undergraduate students, will be on hand to offer assistance.

Upcoming stargazing sessions include Monday twilight viewings on Sept. 10, 17 and 24 from 8-9 p.m. and Oct. 1, 8, 22 and 29 from 7-8 p.m. In addition, the observatory will host Friday evening sessions on Sept. 7 and Oct. 5 from 8-9 p.m.observatory

The viewings will run throughout the 2012-13 academic year on Monday nights and the first Friday night of each month.

For a complete schedule and to register, visit www.widener.edu/stargazingor call 610-499-4003. Because space is limited, participants are encouraged to register in advance.

The Widener University Observatory is located on the 5th floor of Kirkbride Hall on 17th and Walnut Streets in Chester, Pa.

Widener University is a private, metropolitan university that connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention, leadership development, and experiential learning are key components of the Widener experience. A comprehensive doctorate-granting university, Widener is comprised of eight schools and colleges that offer liberal arts and sciences and professional and pre-professional curricula leading to associate, baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees. The university's campuses in Chester, Exton, and Harrisburg, Pa., and Wilmington, Del., serve approximately 6,500 students. Visit the university's website, www.widener.edu, for more information.

 

 

 

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