Vassar College Observatory To Host Open Night
Take star gazing to a whole other level this Wednesday night as Vassar College will open it's observatory to the public. The Vassar Observatory holds some of the most powerful telescopes in all of New York State.
According to their website, the Class of 1951 Observatory, has two reflecting telescopes in separate domes. One is 20 inches and the other is 32 inches, both are equipped with research grade cameras. Ongoing research is conducted at the facility and their work includes monitoring the brightness of galactic nuclei and keeping its eye on unusual stars in the Milky Way.
The facility is traditionally open to the public each Wednesday night during the school year depending on the weather. You can follow along on their facebook page for updates. Or you can call (845) 437-7679 after 8:45 PM for more information. They also open for special events by appointment.
As of now, the weather looks cloudy for Wednesday night but that could change at any minute.
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