Observatory continues public viewings


observatory with roof slid back looking at uncovered and covered telescopes

The Adams State University Observatory has two free public observations planned.

From 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, the public is invited to look through the observatory's telescopes at a variety of deep sky objects, such as double stars, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies.

Again, 7 p.m. until 10 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1, there will be viewing the waxing gibbous Moon. There will be discussions of craters, mare, mountains, valleys, and rilles, and a variety of telescopes to view them through.

The new observatory is located at the north end of campus, behind the baseball and softball fields, right next to the river.

There is no parking at the observatory. Visitors can park on the west side of Stadium Drive or in the parking lot at the south end of the soccer field, and then walk to the observatory. Look for the red sidewalk lights next to the 1st base line batting cages for guides.

For more information visit the ASU observatory blog.