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Thursday, November 19 2020
6:30pm - 7:00pm
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Grace Pietkiewicz
Communications Assistant
College of Sciences

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Online Public Night with the Georgia Tech Observatory

Without leaving the comfort of your home, on November 19 you can enjoy an evening under the stars, guided by the Georgia Tech Observatory. This is the Observatory's fourth online public night, preceded by many years of in-person public nights on the roof of Howey Physics Building. Tune in here at 8 PM ET to watch the live stream.

Viewers will be treated to a live tour of the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars by Observatory Director James Sowell, as shown through the lense of a Georgia Tech telescope to a live stream on YouTube. The stream is dependent on clear weather to happen.

The observatory plans to use two telescopes this time, and that will allow different magnifications and we may be able to see a few additional objects. The main attractions will be the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars. Jupiter and Saturn will soon be near the western horizon, so this will be the last chance to see these two worlds via our Public Nights until next Fall.

Read more about the Observatory's inaugural online public night, which took place on May 7, and save the YouTube channel to your calendar for the November 19 online public night.

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