On Monday night, September 1, between 10:00 and 11:00 pm, Dr. Ed Neuenschwander will set up the two SNU 10-inch aperture telescopes on the SNU mall campus, to look at Mars. The red planet is closer to Earth now than it has been for the past 60,000 years. Through the 10-inch instruments, viewers will be able to see the Martian polar ice caps.
Neuenschwander will set up somewhere on the Mall, either between the School for Children and Bracken Hall, or (depending on the street lights) in the vicinity of the catalpa trees between Bresee and Cantrell Halls.
If the weather is cloudy on Monday night, Neuenschwander will try again on Tuesday, September 2.
Everyone is invited.
Posted on Thu, August 28, 2003
by Ed Neuenschwander, Physics Chair