You're invited to an evening of star gazing at the Gustav Bakos Observatory on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 8 p.m.
The Observatory is open for public tours 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].
Please meet in room 308 of the Physics building for the talk. The start time is 8pm during Winter months (November to March inclusive) and 9pm for the rest of the year (April to October inclusive).
Everybody is welcome. There is no need to book in advance for the public tour and it is free of charge (but note that some of the parking lots are coin entry).
During special events of astronomical interest, additional tours may be scheduled and will be announced here approximately one month in advance.
If you have any questions or would like to arrange a private tour for your group, you may send an email to the observatory coordinator or phone 519 885-1211 x 35130 (email preferred).
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