Gustav Bakos Observatory Tour (Corrected Time)

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 7:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Gustav Bakos observatory interior, in red light
Welcome back the planet Venus during our April public tour!

  • Presentation at 7:30 PM in PHY 313 (note the special room)
  • Telescope viewing at 8:00 PM (access from 3rd floor of PHY; note corrected time)

The Observatory is open for public tours, usually on the first Wednesday of each month, offering a chance to look through the university's telescope. This will be preceded by a short talk on astronomy (around 30 minutes) plus an opportunity to ask questions, followed by a tour of the dome. In the event of bad weather, the observing will not be possible, but the talk and tour of facilities will go ahead. [No optical telescope on Earth can see through cloud - if it's too cloudy to see stars with the unaided eye (or the Sun earlier in the day), then we won't be able to see stars through the telescope.]

Will it be clear tonight? Astronomical forecast