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Observation with Telescopes

Feb 13, 2016 | 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM | Maysville Campus - Parking Lot A

The Mathematics, Science, and Agriculture department will be hosting an astronomical observation, with telescopes, of the Moon, visible planets, and other space objects on Saturday, February 13th, from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., weather permitting. The observation will take place in Parking Lot A,  just off the US 68 entrance on the Maysville Campus. Telescopes and binoculars will be available. If you have a telescope, feel free to bring it. Please dress for the weather Contact Scott Miller at (606) 759-7141 ext. 66136 M-F 8am - 4pm for details.

There is lots to see in the night sky, some of which you can see with just your eyes if you know when and where to look. Some of those would include

  • planets
  • nebula
  • a galaxy
  • an occasional shooting star

And, of course, there are the constellations, whose constant march across the sky changes a bit to mark the passage of the seasons.

A few of these are also enhanced using a telescope, one that can gather more light than your eyes and magnify it for your enjoyment. All of this is available at these monthly observations.