Public Hands-On Astronomy and Observing!

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 Strawbridge Observatory (Haverford College, 370 Lancaster Ave., Haverford PA)  See map
On Saturday December 7, Haverford College’s Public Observing program will be hosting an exciting hands-on astronomy event! This free event will be taking place rain or shine, but telescope observing will only occur if skies are clear. Activities being offered will include:
  • Telescope observing of the Moon and other astronomical objects
  • A brief guided tour of some constellations in an open air observing session
  • Jet propulsion balloon races
  • Making moon phases out of Oreos
  • Witnessing the formation and evolution of dry ice comets
  • An interactive demonstration of why we have seasons
  • Making a string and bead model of a constellation
  • A brief talk about Planetary Geology and demonstration 
    of planetary differentiation
  • And, of course, playing with astronomically inspired craft 
    supplies and eating snacks!!

Don’t miss the biggest – and last – Public Observing event of the semester! 

Follow us on Twitter at @HC_Observing or email us at Strawbridge.Observatory@gmail.com with questions or requests for information.  On the afternoon of the event - to find out whether we plan to open the telescopes, you can call 484-727-8766 (484-7ASTRON). If you would like to sign up for our email list, please visit  http://bit.ly/12ktlrq. If you would like to remove your name from our email list, please email bwillman@haverford.edu.


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