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Notts Uni 25th Feb open night


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This is just a reminder that our next open dome event will

be on Monday 25th February at 8-10pm and prior booking is required

(also to gain access to parking).



25 February 2012



8.00pm - 10.00pm



Open Dome Event – Protecting Dark Skies



CELS then Optical observatory, Clifton campus



Our dark nights are becoming an endangered species. More and

more lights create a glowing haze in the sky that stop us experiencing the

wonders of the night sky. But how can we see how much our lighting affects

light pollution? Should we all switch off every light?

The event will start at 8 pm with a presentation by pupils

from The Long Eaton School and Miss H. Flood. They will present their project

to monitor light pollution on their school grounds and present their first

results. This talk will be followed by a brief introduction on what is

visible in this month's sky.

Afterwards, visitors will get a tour of the NTU observatory

and the chance to see interesting objects in the winter sky with the

observatory’s telescopes, small telescopes, and binoculars if the weather

allows it.

If the weather is not good, a small planetarium session will

be offered in the observatory pointing out objects of interest.

Booking is required for this event. Please contact Daniel Brown to


For further information about the optical observatory, please

visit the observatory website.

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