Have an astronomical day at Rudy Park
Activities from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Rudy Park observatory are:
– Radio Astronomy – listen to the mysterious sounds of the Universe using a small radio telescope.
– Solar Observing – safely observe the Sun through various types of telescopes.
– Solar System Walk – help us build a scale model of the Solar System.
– Learn how to use your telescope – daytime is the best for learning how to use that telescope gathering dust at home. Bring the telescope, any accessories and instructions to get help from experienced astronomers.
– Catrina Hamilton, Dickinson College professor of physics and astronomy, will present a talk about the discovery of planets around other stars, 2 p.m.
Then, return to the park at 7 p.m. for a three-hour observing session. See all that the October sky has to offer. Bring your own telescope or view through the society’s telescopes.
Both programs are free. The daytime program will be held rain-or-shine. Solar activities will only be offered if it is not cloudy. The evening observing session will only be offered if it is clear or partly cloudy. Call the YCAS Hotline at (717) 578-9109 or check www.ycas.org after 5 p.m. on the day of the event if the weather is questionable.
For more information, visit www.ycas.org.