Daily Archives: May 1, 2009

Observatory Schedule for May



The William D. McDowell Observatory in DeKorte Park has a full schedule for May, including several free public observation nights, a month-long Tuesday-night astronomy course, and a special program on how NASA technology has been applied to everyday life.

Public Viewing Schedule

     Observe the skies through the 20-inch diameter telescope of the William D. McDowell Observatory each Monday and Wednesday evening. Because of the later sunsets, the viewing hours will begin at 9 pm.

    Each free session focuses on two major objects on the night sky, plus one or two other celestial objects or events depending on the observing conditions.

      Observing is weather dependent and will be canceled for that night if the skies are cloudy at the beginning of the observing session.

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Flyway Gallery: Exhibit for May

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                                                                Image by  Lisa Cameron

     Nature-themed works in a variety of media will be on display at the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission’s (NJMC) Flyway Gallery during the month of May.

    The exhibit, “Works by Members of the Highland Park Artists’ collective,” runs from Sunday, May 3,  through Saturday, May 30. A reception for the artists is scheduled for noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 3.

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