PROGRAMMING ALERT: The Clark Telescope is closed for renovation through mid-2015. Daytime Mars Tours will still go inside the dome when possible. In the evening, we will use the recently renovated 16-inch McAllister Telescope as our primary telescope for public viewing.
Hubble Space Telescope: New Views of the Universe traveling exhibit
May 19, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Developed by the Space Telescope Science Institute and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), this exhibition immerses visitors in the magnificence and mystery of the Hubble mission. A scale model of the HST is the focal point of the installation. "Satellite" units incorporate hands-on activities about how the telescope works, and a "Space/Time" section features Hubble's contributions to the exploration of planets, stars, galaxies, and the universe. Information and models of the new James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) are also included.
Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower
July 28, 2014
From 6 to 9:30 p.m., we will perform hands-on experiments that demonstrate the nature and behavior of meteor showers. You can also view several celestial objects through telescopes (weather permitting).