Observatory Open House to include talk on ‘Astronomy in Ancient Times’

Published 8:40 am Tuesday, September 3, 2019

An Observatory Open House will be held Saturday, Sept. 7, at East Tennessee State University’s Harry Powell Observatory from 8-10 p.m.

During this free public event, visitors may view celestial objects in the night sky through the observatory’s computer-controlled telescopes with the assistance of ETSU astronomers.

In addition, a brief talk on “Astronomy in Ancient Times” will be given by Dr. Beverly Smith, a professor in the ETSU Department of Physics and Astronomy.

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The open house will be cancelled in the event of cloud cover. Visitors uncertain of weather conditions may call the observatory in advance at 423-929-3382 to make sure the event will be held.

For more information, call the Department of Physics and Astronomy at 423-439-4231 or 439-8418; for disability accommodations, call the ETSU Office of Disability Services at 423-439-8346. Directions to the observatory and a map are available at www.etsu.edu/cas/physics/observatory/default.aspx