Observatory: April Schedule

IMG_5837    The William D. McDowell Observatory in  DeKorte Park begins a new month of programming next Monday night with free public programs at 8 and 9 p.m. — weather permitting, of course.
   Dress for the weather; with the dome open, you are basically outside.
   Each evening two major objects in the night sky will be viewed, plus one or two other celestial objects or events depending on the observing conditions. 
Pictured at left is the observatory's state-of-the-art telescope with a 20-inch mirror, housed beneath a retractable dome.
   The telescope, one of the largest in the area, is equipped with cameras to record the stars and planets. Special filters block light pollution.
    For detailed information and the complete April schedule, click here.

One thought on “Observatory: April Schedule

  1. Gerard J. Lostaglio

    Special thanks to Dr. John Sloan for a great experience from the boys and parents of Tiger Cub den7 Pack 168 Rutherford.
    This was a great learning, as well as fun activity we all enjoyed.
    The Center is just beautiful, and John was an absolute pleasure.
    These are exactly the types of programs, and people our kids need to keep them stimulated to encourage learning. Great job!
    We will most certainly return for future learning events, and will certainly recommend the observatory to our friends, and families.
    Thanks again
    Tiger den7 Pack 168, Rutherford


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