October 25, 2006

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LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Observatory at Bucknell University will host an open house Saturday, Oct. 28, from 8 to 11 p.m. The open house is part of the university's Parents Weekend celebrations.

The Observatory will be open for telescopic observing (weather permitting).

The open house (free to the public, rain or shine) will include tours of the facility, including an opportunity to see the 119-year-old Clark refracting telescope. 

Bucknell Physics and Astronomy Professor Michele Thornley will give the short talk, "What's in a Name? Recent Developments in Astronomy," at 8 p.m. and again at 10 p.m.

The Bucknell Observatory is located on the southern end of the Bucknell University campus, just south of the Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium. Ample parking is available. Call 577-570-1207 for information.

Posted Oct. 25, 2006


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