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Experiences at McDonald Observatory - Observatory Lecture

Date: July 28, 2014
Time: 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Week 4: Experiences at McDonald Observatory - A Professional Observing Run by Professor Douglas O’Neal

These public programs at the observatory will include an illustrated lecture, and if the sky is clear, participants will observe through the telescopes. Among objects to be observed will be planets Mars, Saturn, and Uranus; the Moon; and various double stars, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies.

The programs are provided as a community service and are free of charge. 

Groups such as school classes, scouts, and community organizations must make an appointment for a night other than a public night. Call Professor Cupillari at 570-945-8402 or email tom.cupillari@keystone.edu


The programs will be offered regardless of sky conditions, unless there is a threat of severe weather. A severe weather forecast will cancel the evening's presentation.

Location: Cupillari Observatory

Contact: Thomas G. Cupillari
Organization: Thomas G. Cupillari '60 Observatory
Contact Phone: (570) 945-8402
Contact Email: tom.cupillari@keystone.edu
Directions: The Observatory is not on the main La Plume campus. It is located a short drive from campus, at the intersection of Route 107 and Hack Road. To get to the Observatory from I-81, Take Exit 202 off 81 and head west towards Fleetville. From I-81 North turn left on Route 107; from I-81 South turn right on Route 107. Travel 1.8 miles and turn left onto Hack Road. Observatory entrance road is on your left. From Keystone College, Main Campus in LaPlume. West on Route 6 & 11, then turn right onto Route 107. Continue 7 miles then turn right onto Hack Road. Observatory entrance road is on your left.
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