Posts tagged with “Goodsell Observatory Open House” (All posts)

  • Open House at the Observatory

    Volume 26, Issue 19 (March 2, 2020)

    When: Friday, March 6, 7:30 – 9:30 PM  if clear

    Details: View  the Moon, planets, nebulas, and clusters, using a variety of telescopes.

    Where: Goodsell Observatory, Carleton College

    Join Carleton’s resident astronomers to view the Moon, planets, stars, nebulas and clusters.   The event will be cancelled  if cloudy.  Open houses are open to the community and held the first Friday of each month. Times vary.  A schedule is on the web at http://go.carleton.edu/observatory .   If it is  partly cloudy, a final decision regarding the open house will be posted at that website by one hour before the start time.
    Thanks!
    Cindy Blaha and Ryan Terrien
  • Goodsell Observatory Open House

    Volume 26, Issue 15 (Feb 3, 2020)

    When: Friday, February 7, 7:00 – 9:00 PM to  if clear

    Details: View  the Moon, planets, nebulas, and clusters, using a variety of telescopes.

    Where: Goodsell Observatory, Carleton College

    Join Carleton’s resident astronomers to view the Moon, planets, stars, nebulas and clusters.   The event will be cancelled  if cloudy.  Open houses are open to the community and held the first Friday of each month. Times vary.  Find the schedule here!     If it is  partly cloudy, a final decision regarding the open house will be posted at that website by one hour before the start time.
  • Friday, October 5th from 7:30 – 9:30 pm if clear. View the moon, stars, planets, and nebulae using a variety of telescopes.

  • Goodsell Observatory Open House

    Volume 26, Issue 3 (Sept. 30, 2019)

    When: Friday, Oct 4th
    8:00 – 10:00 pm if clear

    Details: View planets, stars, nebulas, and clusters, using a variety of telescopes.

    Where: Goodsell Observatory, Carleton College

    Join Carleton’s resident astronomers to view planets, stars, nebulas and clusters.  Dress warmly as the telescope domes are not heated. The event will be cancelled  if cloudy.  Open houses are open to the community and held the first Friday of each month. Times vary.  A schedule is on the web at http://go.carleton.edu/observatory .   If it is cloudy or partly cloudy, a final decision regarding the open house will be posted at that website by one hour before the start time.

  • Goodsell Observing Events:  Total Eclipse of the Moon September 27, 2015 from 8:00 – 11:00 pm Totality starts at 9:11 pm             We will have the opportunity to see a…

  • Total Lunar Eclipse

    Volume 21, Issue 4

                                       Goodsell Observatory
                              Carleton College Observing Event

                                                         Total Eclipse of the Moon
                                                              October 8, 2014
                                                                4:15-6:45 am

    We will have the opportunity to see a total eclipse of the Moon before sunrise on Wednesday, October 8.  The eclipse will actually begin at 3:17am, but it won’t be noticeable until the Moon touches the Earth’s umbral shadow at 4:17 am. If it is clear, come view a lunar eclipse at Goodsell  or watch it at home!  Goodsell will be open (only if clear) Wednesday morning October 8 from 4:15-6:45 am.  Totality is from 5:27 to 6:22am when the Moon is fully within the Earth’s umbral shadow and the Moon usually turns a beautiful red. The Moon will set while still partially eclipsed.  If it is clear, Goodsell telescopes will be open in the domes and several other telescopes and binoculars available outside the Observatory.  If you don’t want to come all the way to Goodsell so early in the morning, binoculars at home will do quite well for observing !

    Further details of the eclipse can be found at http://www.skyandtelescope.com/ 

    The image below from the above website helps to visualize the event.   Sunrise will be at 7:20am, so the eclipsed Moon will be setting in the west when the Sun is rising in the east.

         

                     Lunar Eclipse 

    Image courtesy of Sky & Telescope on-line.

  • Goodsell Observatory Open House Friday, February 5th 7 – 9  PM if clear.  View the stars, planets, and nebulas using a variety of telescopes. Goodsell Observatory, Carleton College  Join Carleton’s…

  • Total Lunar Eclipse Observation

    Volume 20, Issue 23

    Come view a total lunar eclipse at Goodsell Observatory or watch it at home! The observatory will be open (if it’s clear) Tuesday morning, April 15th, from 1-3:30 AM (that’s TONIGHT, for you night owls!). Totality, when the moon usually turns a beautiful red, is from 2:06 to 3:25. The Earth’s shadow takes its first real bite out of the Moon at 12:58. We will have the 16″ telescope open in the dome and several other telescopes and binoculars available on the pad outside. If you don’t want to come all the way here in the middle of the night, binoculars at home will do quite well!

    Cindy Blaha and Joel Weisberg, Physics and Astronomy  

  • Light Pollution Presentation *and* Open House

    Volume 20, Issue 25

    Carleton College Light Pollution Presentations and Observatory Open House Friday, May 2

    Carleton College’s Department of Physics and Astronomy welcomes the public to two events this Friday.   Presentations will begin at 8 pm in Olin 141 on the environmental impacts and health consequences of artificial light at night,  as well as actions that can be taken to protect our dwindling natural resource of darkness at night.  The research leading up to the presentations was done in a class led by astronomy professor Cindy Blaha.

    If it is clear, the presentations will be followed by a Goodsell Observatory Open House from 9-11 pm for personal sampling of dark sky views, nebulas, and planets; as well as urban sky glow. Dress warmly!  The open house (but not the presentations) will be cancelled if it is cloudy.

    Light Pollution Presentations:  8-9 PM, Olin 141

    Goodsell Observatory Open House 9-11 PM only if clear

     

  • Goodsell Observatory Open House

    Volume 20, Issue 21

    THIS Friday from 8:30-10:30 pm, please join us in the Goodsell Observatory for our monthly open house. 

    This event is open to the community!  Make sure to dress warmly, because you’ll either be outside
    or in one of the domes, which are not heated. 

    Click the links below for a map of the campus or for information about the observatory:

    https://apps.carleton.edu/map/

    https://apps.carleton.edu/campus/observatory/