The department of physics and astronomy will host the final observatory open house of the 2011-2012 academic year April 20 from 9-10:30 p.m. on the fourth floor of the physics building.
Venus, Mars and Saturn will be visible if the sky is clear. Visitors can view the planets through the 24-inch telescope in the dome on top of the building as well as through several smaller telescopes on the roof. Faculty and students from the department will be on hand to point out sightings and answer questions.
If the sky is not clear, a faculty member will give a lecture in room 202, the main lecture hall in the physics building.
Free parking is available immediately to the north and west of the building, which is located at the corner of Cedar Street and Sanford Drive.