Penn State Erie, The Behrend College Celebrates
NATIONAL ASTRONOMY DAY
Saturday, May 10, 2014
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Mehalso Observatory and OBS Room 101
Join our hosts:
Dr. Darren Williams
Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Penn State Behrend
Mr. Jim Gavio
Director, The Yahn Planetarium of Erie
Come celebrate National Astronomy Day at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. Solar observation through specially-filtered telescopes will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Mehalso Observatory – weather permitting. A short presentation addressing the expected evening sightings will be held at 8:00 p.m. and again at 9:00 p.m. in Room 101 of the Otto Behrend Science Building. Both presentations will be followed by telescopic observation in the Mehalso Observatory – weather permitting. If the sky is clear, visitors can expect to see the Moon, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. Authentic meteorites and telescopes will be on display. Bring your curiosity and your questions!
“National Astronomy Day" is an annual event intended to bring astronomy to the general population. Most astronomy events take place in remote areas late at night, but this event provides the public with a way to see astronomy up close and at a convenient time. Astronomers want to encourage you to share their passion of the Sun, Moon, stars, planets, and the night sky.