The observatory will be open to the public on Friday March 2 starting at 8 p.m. Come along and look at the beautiful Orion nebula and Pleiades star cluster through our telescopes! More details here.
Please note: Unfortunately we do not have any eclipse glasses available at this time. To make sure your eclipse glasses are safe (carry the ISO 12312-2 safety certification) please make sure to read the guidelines here. Eye protection must be used at ALL times during the partial solar eclipse in Charlotte, NC.
If you do not have eclipse glasses, you can still observe the eclipse indirectly – check this link for how-tos: https://www.sciencefriday.com/educational-resources/five-ways-to-view-the-solar-eclipse/
More great ideas for how to share the eclipse safely with kids: http://www.planetary.org/blogs/emily-lakdawalla/2017/sharing-an-eclipse-with-kids.html
The Observatory will not be holding a public event during Monday’s eclipse, but here’s our latest on what you need to know to get the most out of this spectacular celestial event in the Carolinas!
We are very happy to announce a free public lecture on exciting new findings about the nature of our own galaxy, by renowned astrophysicist Heidi Jo Newberg, co-winner of the Gruber Prize in Cosmology and the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics.
The lecture is entitled “The Marvelous Milky Way“. Check out the full description.
The lecture will take place at 7PM on Friday April 8, and will be held in EPIC G256 (see campus map).
Please note: registration for the Star Party is now closed. We are unable to accommodate any more attendees.
The 4th annual UNC Charlotte Statewide Star Party (part of North Carolina’s annual Statewide Star Party) will be held at the campus observatory on Friday April 8, 8:30 – 10:00 PM
For more information please click here