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Fall Star Gazing at Connecticut College Oct. 20

Posted By: Karen L

Published 10/11/2012 12:00 AM
Updated 10/11/2012 12:01 PM

Fall is the perfect time to check out the moon, Jupiter, the Andromeda galaxy and more at Connecticut College. The College is hosting its annual Fall Star Gazing event on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Olin Observatory.

In addition to weather-permitting star gazing, the event will feature planetarium shows on the fall and winter constellations and hands-on astronomy activities for adults and children.

This event is free and open to the public and is hosted by Connecticut College’s Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geophysics; the Thames Amateur Astronomical Society; the Children’s Museum of Southeastern Connecticut; and the Treworgy Planetarium at Mystic Seaport. Free parking is available on the campus.

For more information, contact Leslie Brown, associate professor of physics and astronomy, at (860) 439-2345.About Connecticut College

Situated on the coast of southern New England, Connecticut College is a highly selective private liberal arts college with 1900 students from all across the country and throughout the world. On the college’s 750-acre arboretum campus overlooking Long Island Sound, students and faculty create a vibrant social, cultural and intellectual community enriched by diverse perspectives. The college, founded in 1911, is known for its unique combination of interdisciplinary studies, international programs, funded internships, student-faculty research and service learning. For more information, visit www.connecticutcollege.edu.

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