July 7, 2011

Enjoying the night sky

By Kathleen Dannenhold

July is an excellent time to visit the Theodor Jacobsen Observatory, near the north entrance to campus. Built in 1895, it still offers celestial views of the universe through several telescopes, including the 120-year old six-inch refractor telescope.  The observatory is open the first and third Wednesdays of each month through September (9-11 pm), when public lectures are also offered.  For more details about the talks, or to read about the observatory’s history, visit the Theodor Jacobson Observatory website.

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