Many will be hoping for clear skies this Saturday as the Winfree Observatory opens its doors for its monthly Star Party. The popular stargazing event is open to the Randolph community as well as the general public.
Star PartySaturday, Feb. 17, 7 p.m.
Winfree Observatory is next to the Bell Hall parking lot above the Dell. See it here on our interactive campus map.
Even if your goals do not include an astrophysics degree, a Star Party is an eye opening experience. When the sky is too cloudy for stargazing, many people still enjoy the social aspect of the event.
Katrin Schenk, a Physics professor at Randolph, organizes the Star Parties with the help of students such as Gillespie. In addition, the Blue Ridge Astronomy Club also attends many of the events to help offer additional insight.
This Saturday’s Star Party begins at 7 p.m. Star Parties also will be held on the following Saturdays:
March 23, 2013 - 8:30-10 p.m.
April 13, 2013 - 9-10:30 p.m.
May 11, 2013 - 9:30-11 p.m.
Refreshments are served and admission is free.