Astronomy Speaker Nights

Photo by Chris Robart

(Astronomy Themed Speaker Nights)

Evenings begin with a 40-minute illustrated presentation within the Administration building on a variety of exciting astronomy topics and the history of the facility. Following the presentation, the 74” telescope will be demonstrated. If the sky is clear, the dome will be opened and the telescope pointed to an interesting celestial object for the visitors to view. Although the sky is not always clear enough for viewing, programs run regardless of the weather (i.e. – a talk and demonstration of the 74” telescope are always provided). On clear nights, smaller telescopes may be available for celestial viewing; on cloudy nights, Visitors can attend a second presentation in our SkyLab for a simulation and discussion about the current nighttime sky.