Moon, Saturn featured objects at observatory open house

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 11:30 am


GRINNELL, IA--The moon and Saturn will be the featured celestial objects at an open house at Grinnell College’s Grant O. Gale Observatory, Thurs., April 22, at 8:30 p.m.

Robert Cadmus, Breid-McFarland Professor of Science, professor of physics, and director of the observatory, will lead the free, public observation. If the weather is cloudy, the program will consist of computer imaging demonstrations and videotaped views through the telescope.

The Grant O. Gale observatory is located on the north perimeter of the Grinnell College campus, north of 10th Ave. and adjacent to Les Duke Track. To receive notification of future observatory open houses, contact Robert Cadmus, Department of Physics, Grinnell College, 641-269-3016 (office), 641-269-3014 (observatory),cadmus[at]grinnell[dot]edu.