UM Observatory Open House Calendar : 01-Aug-2017 to 31-Dec-2017

All Astronomy Observatory Public Open House are held at the Astronomy Observatory, Metzerott Road, College Park, MD
Date: Saturday, 05-Aug-2017
Time: 9:00 pm
Location: Astronomy Observatory, Metzerott Road, College Park, MD
Speaker: Elizabeth Warner
Title: Solar Eclipse 2017: What to expect here in Maryland
Date: Sunday, 20-Aug-2017
Time: 9:00 pm
Location: Astronomy Observatory, Metzerott Road, College Park, MD
Speaker: Dr. Li-Jen Chen
Title: Magnetic explosions at our home planet and accreting black holes (re-scheduled 5 Nov)
Date: Tuesday, 05-Sep-2017
Time: 9:00 pm
Location: Astronomy Observatory, Metzerott Road, College Park, MD
Speaker: Dr Tess Jaffe
Title: Studying the Shape of the Universe
Date: Saturday, 09-Sep-2017
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Astronomy Observatory, Metzerott Road, College Park, MD
Speaker: Michael F. Corcoran, CUA, GSFC
Title: The Lives and Deaths of Extremely Massive Stars
Date: Wednesday, 20-Sep-2017
Time: 9:00 pm
Location: Astronomy Observatory, Metzerott Road, College Park, MD
Speaker: Dr. Cole Miller
Title: Black Holes, Black Holes Everywhere!
Date: Thursday, 05-Oct-2017
Time: 9:00 pm
Location: Astronomy Observatory, Metzerott Road, College Park, MD
Speaker: Dr. Nathaniel Roth
Title: Disrupted! A Tale of Super-massive Black Holes and the Stars that Get Too Close to Them
Date: Saturday, 14-Oct-2017
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Astronomy Observatory, Metzerott Road, College Park, MD
Speaker: Erika Nesvold, DTM
Title: Debris Disks: What Astronomical Leftovers Can Tell Us about Planets
Date: Friday, 20-Oct-2017
Time: 9:00 pm
Location: Astronomy Observatory, Metzerott Road, College Park, MD
Speaker: Dr. Aparna Bhattacharya
Title: Discovering exoplanets at the Center of the Galaxy
Date: Sunday, 05-Nov-2017
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Astronomy Observatory, Metzerott Road, College Park, MD
Speaker: Dr. Li-Jen Chen
Title: Magnetic Explosions at Our Home Planet and Accreting Black Holes
Date: Saturday, 11-Nov-2017
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Astronomy Observatory, Metzerott Road, College Park, MD
Speaker: Alexander van der Horst, GWU
Title: Hunting for Jets in the Radio Sky
Date: Monday, 20-Nov-2017
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Astronomy Observatory, Metzerott Road, College Park, MD
Speaker: Dr. Derek Richardson
Title: Deflecting Asteroids
Date: Tuesday, 05-Dec-2017
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Astronomy Observatory, Metzerott Road, College Park, MD
Speaker: (Dr. M Hayes-Gehrke)
Title: ASTR 310 Student Research
Date: Saturday, 09-Dec-2017
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Astronomy Observatory, Metzerott Road, College Park, MD
Speaker: Mario Gliozzi (George Mason University)
Title: Black holes at all scales: an X-ray view
Date: Wednesday, 20-Dec-2017
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Astronomy Observatory, Metzerott Road, College Park, MD
Speaker: Dr. Drake Deming
Title: TESS: the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite

The Observatory is open to the public on the 5th and 20th of every month. Talks begin at the scheduled time and are followed by telescope observing if weather permits. More information is at the University of Maryland Observatory web page.

Special Accommodations

We can arrange for an interpreter for various languages, including sign language. To do this we need at least 2 weeks notice. Please call (301) 405-6555 in advance. The lecture building and observatory building are wheelchair accessible, but to view through the telescopes it is necessary to climb up 2 or 3 steps on a ladder. If you feel you will need a little extra assistance to look through the telescopes, please call (301) 405-6555 at least 5 days in advance.

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