UPDATE: It looks like we finally have good weather (crossing our fingers) and will have a public observing session on Wednesday, August 14th. Please come to the lobby of Research Hall at 8:30 pm at George Mason for the start of the session.
George Mason Observatory will be holding two summer observing sessions open to the public (where you’ll get to look at awesome galaxies, stars, planets and more through our 0.8 meter telescope!). The events are open to anyone and are free however there will be a 40 person cap on each event due to limited resources and to ensure that the audience can observe multiple objects in a night. We ask anybody interested in attending to RSVP to the observatory email address at GMUObservatory@gmail.com. The observing dates are as follows:
July 24 2013: Observing starts at 8:30PM until 10:00PM. Arrive at the lobby of Research Hall. Backup date 07/31/13, 08/07/13
August 14 2013: Observing starts at 8:30PM until 10:00PM. Arrive at the lobby of Research Hall. Backup date 08/21/13
If poor weather cancels observing on that day the observing session will be moved one week back – updates will be available here – Observatory Twitter
Directions to GMU and Research Hall here: http://eagle.gmu.edu/map/fairfax.php Zoom in to find Research Hall next to engineering building and York River Rd