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Astronomical Observatory to hold open house


The Brooks Astronomical Observatory will hold an open house 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Tues. Oct. 20 on the roof of Brooks Hall. The event will take place whether the sky is cloudy or clear.

Two open houses have already taken place this year in March and April. The Observatory itself houses a "16-inch (40 cm) computer-controlled classical Cassegrain reflector," and is "equipped for CCD direct imaging, medium-dispersion spectroscopy, 35 mm and plate photography, as well as UBVRI photometry for visual observing," according to the Department of Physics' cmich page.

The event is being hosted by The Department of Physics, Astronomy and Physical Science. For questions, contact Rob Wang at the College of Science and Technology through email,, or phone at 989-774-1198.