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.
Upcoming Open House Events:
Fall Semester 2019:
Observatory open houses will be held every Wednesday night, weather permitting. Through October 30th, open houses will run from 8-10pm. After that date, they will run 7-9pm to accomodate daylight savings.Check out the public Rhodes Astronomy Twitter and Facebook pages before you come for updates on the weather. On cloudy nights, astronomy-related movies may be shown in the astronomy classroom.
Open houses are held on the sixth floor of Rhodes Tower. Click here for a Campus Map to help you find your way.
Rhodes Astronomy Photo Slideshow:
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