Experience the wonders of the night sky at Grove City College’s Wolverine Skies 2019.
From 8 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 the Department of Physics will have numerous telescopes set up on the campus Quad, between Crawford Hall and Harbison Chapel, for a viewing session led by resident astronomer Dr. James Clem, professor of Physics.
Physics faculty will be on hand to help the public experience and understand a variety of beautiful celestial objects – including the moons of Jupiter, the rings of Saturn, the Andromeda Galaxy, the Ring Nebula and more – that are visible in the autumn sky.
As well as getting an eyeful of the universe through an array of telescopes, attendees will be able to see live-streamed images from Grove City College’s robotic observatory located near Edinboro, Pa.
The event is free and open to the public. People are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the evening in comfort. In the event of cloudy or rainy weather, the event will be postponed to a later date.
For more information, and to keep up to date with the event’s cancellation or postponement, visit the Department’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/GCphysics.