White House Astronomy Night

On 19 October, the White House will be holding its second Astronomy Night. While most of us cannot go to that event, the White House Astronomy Night organizers are inviting organizations across the country to hold observing sessions and events in conjunction with theirs. So, the UMD Observatory will be host a special observing-only session on Monday 19 Oct from 6:30-10:30pm location TBD. This would be a special event!

  1. If it is cloudy/raining, our special observing session will be canceled! (We'll post a Go/No-go decision that afternoon!)
  2. You may come anytime during the open hours of this special observing session. Early observers will get to see the Moon in twilight.
  3. This event will be held at location TBD
    • Top level will be reserved for observing, so please park on the lower levels.
    • Yes, you may bring your own telescope! (If you plan on bringing your own observing equipment, please let me know!)


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