Daily Archives: October 29, 2010

Observatory: November Schedule

IMG_9183-1 The William D. McDowell Observatory in DeKorte Park begins a new schedule of programming on Monday night with free public access at 8 and 10 p.m. — weather permitting, of course.

Dress for the weather; with the dome open, you are basically outside.

Each evening at least two major objects in the night sky will be viewed, plus one or two other celestial objects or events depending on the observing conditions.

Next Monday, for example, three planets — Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune — should be in view.

For the complete November schedule and more information about free public viewing nights, click here.

For a recent column by the NJMC's Jim Wright about the observatory, click here.