Oct. 4, 2004


LEWISBURG, Pa. — As part of Bucknell Parents Weekend activities Oct. 8 to 10, several open houses will be held Saturday, Oct. 9.

The following are open to the public:

Archaeology Lab/Classics Department Open House, 10 a.m. to noon, Archaeology Lab, Roberts Hall 13. Visit the lab to see one of the United States' largest collections of ancient glass from archaeological excavations.

Biology Department Open House, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Greenhouse, Biology Building, Fourth Floor. Guided tours and more than 400 species of plants including orchids, cacti and carnivorous plants as well as olive, vanilla and banana.

Observatory Open House, 8 to 11 p.m. The open house, which will be held rain or shine, includes tours of the facility, including the 117-year old Clark refracting telescope, and the talk, "A New View of Saturn: What the Cassini Mission has Taught Us (So Far)," with astronomy professor Ned Ladd. Weather permitting, the open house will include telescopic observing. Parking is available at the south end of campus near the stadium. Call 570-577-1207 for more information.

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