The OSU Astronomy Department will be holding a public star party on Saturday, April 28 2012 from 8:30-11:00pm on the roof of Smith Laboratory on the OSU Main Campus in Columbus Ohio, weather permitting. This public star party is being held as part of Global Astronomy Day 2012, a world-wide celebration of Astronomy sponsored by Astronomers Without Borders.
This event is free and open to the public.
Saturn and Mars will be shining in the night sky, and Jupiter and Venus will be setting in the western sky at sunset. View these planets, the moon, nebulae, and ancient star clusters through our telescopes, learn about the constellations, and enjoy the spring nig sky.
Regardless of weather we will have the OSU Planetarium open starting at 8:30 for short planetarium presentations.
Faculty and Students of the OSU Astronomy Department will be on hand to answer any questions you have about the night sky, and to discuss our upcoming renovation of the OSU Planetarium.
Children are welcome, but must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. Because of steep stairs and confined spaces on our rooftop observatory, this program is not suitable for children under the age of 5. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Please see the OSU Spring Star Party Webpage for more details.