Interested in astronomy and/or the histories of astronomy and education? Want to party in the Van Vleck Observatory? As part of a series of events celebrating the observatory’s centennial, we are honoring the 143rd birthday of Frederick Slocum, Van Vleck’s first director, this Saturday, February 6th at 7 p.m..
Along with snacks and refreshments, Research Associate Professor of Astronomy Roy Kilgard and Professor of History Amrys Williams will be recreating a 1916-era public astronomy lecture in period attire using original lantern slides and projector from the observatory’s collections. A Q&A session will follow the lecture, and if the conditions permit, the newly restored 20” refracting telescope will be open for observing!
Date: Saturday, February 6 Time: 7-9PM Place: The Van-Vleck Observatory
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