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Calling All Stargazers: Observatory Public Nights
Start Date: 10/6/2021Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Date: 10/6/2021End Time: 9:00 PM

Event Description

If you’d like to engage in an out of this world telescopic experience, you can pierce the veil of night at Drexel’s Joseph R. Lynch Observatory on Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. Weather permitting, everyone is invited to join the Lynch Observatory for “public nights” on the first Wednesday of every month at approximately one half hour after sunset. Sessions take place on the roof of Drexel’s Main Building under the direction of Gordon Richards, a professor in the Department of Physics.

Utilizing a Meade LX200GPS Telescope with Schmidt-Cassegrain 16-inch Optics, attendees can marvel at a bevy of celestial objects that range from planets to nebulae to star clusters and comets. The 16-inch Meade Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope’s mirror makes it the largest in Philadelphia – and in fact, one of the largest on the East Coast.

Questions? Email physics@drexel.edu
Contact Information:
Name: Professor Gordon Richards, PhD
Email: gordon.t.richards@drexel.edu
Enjoy public viewing nights at Drexel's Joseph R. Lynch Observatory
Drexel Main Building, 32nd and Chestnut Streets
Directions: https://drexel.edu/coas/academics/departments-centers/physics/lynch-observatory/#directions
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