Ford Observatory Open for Lunar Eclipse


Contributed by Luke Keller

Don't miss the total lunar eclipse, starting at 9:14 pm EDT on Wednesday, October 27. The Society of Physics Students and the IC physics department invite you to an open house at IC's Ford Observatory. Of course you can see the lunar eclipse without a telescope, but we'll be showing off other celestial gems including star clusters, galaxies, and nebulae as we wait for the eclipse to progress.

Time: 8:00-11:00 pm
Getting there: We will run shuttles to and from the observatory every 30 minutes from the turnaround in front of Textor Hall (the flagpole), beginning at 8:00 pm. The last shuttle will leave for the observatory at 10:30 pm.

Please do not drive personal vehicles to the observatory, there is no parking available.

For you safety: Ithaca College recommends that you use the shuttle, but if you prefer to walk to the observatory bring a flashlight and do not make the trip alone. The road through the woods is very dark!

For more information about the eclipse: Total Lunar Eclipse
For more information about the IC event, contact Luke Keller

Contributed by Luke Keller
Photo: A lunar eclipse on May 15, 2003, photographed by Loyd Overcash of Houston, Texas.