Observatory Open House

The Rhodes College Observatory will be open to the public for viewing of the stars, planets, and other celestial objects. The theme will be stars and star clusters--the jewels of the night sky! Weather predictions are not promising at this time, so please check back for updates.The event is free and open to the public, but cancelled if skies are cloudy.

Astronomy Open House

Theme of the Night: Messier Objects Please join us, weather permitting, for a night under the stars, planets, nebula, and galaxies.

The Messier objects are a set of 110 astronomical objects catalogued by the French astronomer Charles Messier in his "Catalogue des Nébuleuses et des Amas d'Étoiles", 

Saturday, Feb. 18, 7-9pm on the 6th floor of Rhodes Tower.

Free and open to the public, but cancelled if cloudy.


Rhodes College Observatory

The Rhodes Physics Department is proud to host monthly open houses for students, faculty, and the general public. Specific objects visible vary according to the season, but some favorites are the Moon, Saturn, Jupiter, the Orion Nebula, the Perseus Double Cluster, and the Andromeda Galaxy. Several telescopes and observatory docents will be available to show these, and other, astronomical objects. Open houses are free and all are welcome to attend.


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