Fuertes Observatory Public Open House

Friday, March 3, 2017 at 8:00pm to 12:00am more dates through May 19, 2017

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, casfeatured

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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