Public Invited to Stargaze at College’s Astronomy Night

Public Invited to Stargaze at College’s Astronomy Night

A supermoon is seen during a total lunar eclipse on Sept. 27, 2015, in Washington, DC. Photo Credit: (NASA/Aubrey Gemignani)

A supermoon is seen during a total lunar eclipse on Sept. 27, 2015, in Washington, DC. Photo Credit: (NASA/Aubrey Gemignani)

The Physics and Astronomy Department at the College of Charleston along with Lowcountry Stargazers will host astronomical viewing on Oct. 19, 2015, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Astronomy Night will take place on Rivers Green, located behind the College’s Addlestone Library. The stargazing opportunity in Charleston is being held in conjunction with White House Astronomy Night, an event in Washington D.C. that brings together scientists, engineers, and visionaries from astronomy and the space industry to share their experiences with students and teachers as they spend an evening stargazing from the South Lawn.

The event at the College will feature telescopes manned by faculty astronomers, student majors and members of Lowcountry Stargazers. It is free and open to the public and suitable for all ages. As is always the case with astronomical observing, the event is subject to weather conditions.

For more information, visit the CofC observatory’s Facebook page or its Twitter feed.