Fuertes Observatory Public Open House

Friday, May 19, 2017 at 8:00pm to 12:00am

Fuertes Observatory

The Cornell Astronomical Society (CAS) hosts public open house nights at the Fuertes Observatory on North Campus every Friday from 8pm to midnight! Everyone -- students, faculty & staff, community members, and visitors -- is welcome to come view the Moon, planets, galaxies, nebulae, star clusters, and more through the 100-year-old observatory’s historic telescopes. 

Even if it is cloudy, the CAS will still open Fuertes for tours of the building and telescopes, including the 94-year-old, 15-foot-long Irving Porter Church Memorial Refractor. The observatory is also home to historic Civil Engineering equipment used in the 19th century for geodesy and timekeeping, which is on display in a museum occupying the east wing of the building. 

More information can be found at www.cornellastrosociety.org.

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Event Type

Special Event, Tour

Departments

Astronomy

Tags

cascal

Website

http://www.cornellastrosociety.org

Cost

Free

Hashtag

#fuertescentennial

Contact E-Mail

astrosociety@cornell.edu

Contact Name

The Cornell Astronomical Society

Contact Phone

607-255-3557

Disability Access Information

If you need special accommodations to attend this event, please contact astrosociety@cornell.edu.

Open To

Everyone

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