The Centennial Observatory
2018 Astronomy Talk Schedule
Adult admission: $2.50, students: $1.50, children 6 and under: free.
Two hours of telescope viewing follow the talk (weather permitting). Observatory admission: $1.50, or free with paid talk admission.
- February 7th, 6:30 PM
“Asteroid Shadows by Starlight: Research at the Centennial Observatory” - In a telescope, asteroids appear as tiny specks, so
measuring their sizes and shapes requires an indirect method, employed at the Centennial Observatory since 2014.
- April 18th, 8:15 PM
“Mars Approaches!” - The ins and outs of close approaches of Mars, including this summer's, when the Red Planet will be nearer
than it's been since 2003.