Denison Observatory Sets Final Fall Open House
Posted: November 16, 2001
Denison's Swasey Observatory
GRANVILLE -- The Denison University Swasey Observatory will be open to the public from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday (Nov. 29.) If skies are clear participants will view the moon and its passage in front of Saturn, and possibly Jupiter.
Lauren Jones, assistant professor of physics and observatory director, and Denison astronomy students will assist visitors in viewing the stars through the Warner & Swasey 9" refracting telescope in the observatory's dome and an 8" telescope set up at ground level. The telescopes will be accessible until 8 p.m.
Denison's Swasey Observatory opened in 1910. Open houses for community members are a tradition.
No reservations are required for this free presentation. This open house will conclude the fall series of observatory and planetarium open houses. There will be another series of open houses during the spring semester.
Jones earned her doctorate at the University of Florida, where she also organized and taught open houses at the university's teaching observatory.
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