EVENTS FOR SUMMER 2014

Safe Solar Viewing Days and

Open Telescope Nights at the

Paw Paw Festival

September 12 - 14. 2014

Lake Snowden, Albany OH

 

We are happy to be returning to the Paw Paw Festival with our telescopes and binoculars to show folks sun spots and solar prominences during the day and Saturn and Mars at night.

 

2014 Telescope Schedule:
Open Telescopes on Friday (9/12) and Saturday (9/13)
from 7:30 to 11:00 PM.

Safe Solar Viewing on Saturday (9/13) and Sunday (9/14)
from 11 AM to 4 PM.

 

Our events are weather dependent. Here's hoping for clear skies! If you stop by, here's a sampling of what you'll see...

ScopeOut 2014 Astronomy Fair

September 13, 2014

Cincinnati Observatory

Noon - 11 PM

 

This is a wonderful day of astronomy for the whole family! Hands on science experiments, solar viewing, tours of this historic observatory, open telescopes at night and some interesting astro classes will provide something interesting for the novice and amateur astronomer alike. Guest speakers include James Albury and Dean Regas of the PBS Star Gazers series. Check out all the details on the ScopeOut page.

Interested in hunting comets?

 

For a wonderful website that follows all the visible comets (including maps on how to find them) click here. Right now, one to watch with a telescope is C/2012 K1 Comet Pan-STARRS (magnitude 9.3) visible in our morning sky within the constellation Canes Venatici. 

Name an Exoplanet

 

The International Astronomical Union needs your help! There are tons of exoplanets that are in need of names and the IAU is looking to us for names. Click here for more information.

In The Dark Of The Night

Fall Equinox Celebration

Athens Public Library

September 26, 2014

7 - 9 PM

 

We are happy to be bringing our telescopes and binoculars to the Fall Equinox Celebration at the Athens Public Library (30 Home Street, Athens)! Have a close up look at Mars and Saturn before cooking up some marshmallows over an open fire.

 

This event is weather dependent - rain/clouds cancels.

In The Dark Of The Night

Fall Equinox Celebration

Chauncey Public Library

September 27, 2014

7 - 9 PM

 

We are happy to be bringing our telescopes and binoculars to the Fall Equinox Celebration at the Chauncey Public Library (29 Converse Street, Chauncey)! Have a close up look at Mars and Saturn before cooking up some marshmallows over an open fire.

 

This event is weather dependent - rain/clouds cancels.

Wonder what else we've been up to? Click here.

Athens Clear Sky Chart

The Athens Clear Sky Chart is an astronomers forecast. It shows at a glance when, in the next 48 hours, we might expect clear and dark skies for Athens, Ohio. It's is specifically intended for amateur astronomers. 

 

Thanks to Attilla Danko for this widget. 

Most events are held in conjunction with the Ohio University Department of Physics and Astronomy.