The 24-inch telescope at UGA will be open for public viewing once a month beginning Sept. 13, from 9–11 p.m. In case of cloudy weather, there will be a talk entitled “Pluto’s New Family: The Kuiper Belt Objects.”
The observatory, on top of the physics building on UGA’s South Campus, has been having public nights for a number of years since the telescope was rebuilt in the 1990s. If the nights are clear,those attending will be able to look through the telescope at the stars. If it’s cloudy, there will be a brief talk on astronomy that is of current interest.
The public viewings for this year are: Oct. 18, 8–10 p.m.; Nov. 8, 7–9 p.m.; Dec. 14, 7–9 p.m.; Jan. 11, 7–9 p.m.; Feb. 8, 7:30–9:30 p.m.; March 7, 8–10 p.m.; and April 3, 9–11 p.m.