Montgomery College Observatory Guest Night Sign-Up

Carrie Fitzgerald

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Rockville, MD

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Observatory Guest Night 1 hour before event Free  

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Welcome to the Montgomery College Observatory!
 
During Observatory Guest Nights we will use the college telescopes to view and learn about visible solar system objects, star clusters, and nebulae. We will also spend some time looking at the sky with just our eyes in order to locate constellations and planets that can be seen this time of the year.
 
You'll leave with a star chart and the ability to find celestial objects on your own.
 

Astronomy faculty and students from the MC Stargazers Club will be on hand to answer questions about the universe and we'll have coffee, tea, and hot cocoa to keep us warm.

 

Some things to note:

- Dress for the weather. The observatory is located outside on the roof of the Science Center and it can get quite cold on the the roof!
 
- We'll start the program at 9PM. (We used to run the guest nights on a come-when-you-can basis, but because of occupancy rules in the Science Center we'll be hosting hour-long sessions for 24 guests at a time.)
 
- The event will be held rain or shine. If it's cloudy, we won't be able to see anything through the telescopes, but we will show you the Observatory and answer questions.
 
- Children are welcome (and encouraged!) to attend, although campus policy prohibits children younger than five years of age on the roof.

- Parking is free.
 
- If you register but can't attend, please cancel so that someone else may have your spot.
 

Detailed directions can be found here.

The official Montgomery College Observatory website is here.


Enormous thanks to the MC Stargazers Club! These events are not possible without the help of our dedicated students!

Have questions about Montgomery College Observatory Guest Night Sign-Up? Contact Carrie Fitzgerald

Where



Montgomery College Observatory (Roof of Science Center)
51 Mannakee St
Rockville, MD 20850

Organizer

Carrie Fitzgerald

In addition to teaching astronomy and physics, Dr. Carrie Fitzgerald oversees the Montgomery College Observatory and is the faculty advisor to the Astronomy Club: MC Stargazers. She can be reached via email at carrie.fitzgerald@montgomerycollege.edu.

 

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