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The Young Observatory at PUC is open from 9 to 11 most Friday nights when the skies are clear and school is in session.

Directions

Take College Avenue up to the airport and turn left to drive past the large water tanks on your right. Go through the right-hand gate of the pair of gates and straight north along the dirt road. Go straight through the next gate* by the last hanger building on the left, and keep following the road ahead. In about 1/10 of a mile it curves to the right, then to the right again as you approach the observatory. Don’t take side roads either left or right.

*If either the first or second gate is locked, it means the observatory is not open. Of course, if you are there early, it might just mean no one has yet opened it up.

 

Friday Night Observatory Schedule – Summer, 2013

The Young Observatory at PUC is open from 9 to 11 most Friday nights when the skies are clear and school is in session.  

Directions:  Take College Avenue up to the airport and turn left to drive past the large water tanks on your right.  Go through the right-hand gate of the pair of gates and straight north along the dirt road.  Go straight through the next gate* by the last hanger building on the left, and keep following the road ahead.  In about 1/10 of a mile it curves to the right, then to the right again as you approach the observatory.  Don't take side roads either left or right.

*If either the first or second gate is locked, it means the observatory is not open.  Of course, if you are there early, it might just mean no one has yet opened it up.

Date Person Comments & Objects of Interest

June 14

Ivey

Waxing crescent moon (7 days old);
    (somewhat bright)
The Moon and Saturn will be the easiest to see.
Venus and Mercury may be visible at twilight.
Other objects of interest:
- Globular cluster in Hercules (M 13)
- Other globular clusters and open clusters

Summer

 

The observatory will be closed the rest of the summer until PUC starts classes in the fall.