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Astronomy Open House focuses on new Webb Space Telescope

September 19, 2011

The Man in the Moon won’t be there, but Arizona State University’s “moon people” will be.

The first Astronomy Open House of the year will take place from 8 to 10 p.m., Sept. 23 (date changed from Sept. 30 due to conflict) on the roof of the Bateman Physical Sciences Center H-wing, Tempe campus.

A highlight of the evening will be a presentation on the new James Webb Space Telescope, which is the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope.

Staff from ASU’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera project will be on hand to show off new high-resolution images of the moon, and there will be a new radio astronomy table. Visitors also can learn about meteorites, see rocks with the GEO Club, and see the wonders of the local universe through our telescopes.

To get to the open house, go to the main entrance to the Bateman H-wing. Free parking is available after 7 p.m. in the Tyler Street Parking Garage. From the parking garage go west along the University Drive sidewalk (toward campus) until you see signs leading you to the entrance. 

The event is free. For a campus map and parking information, go to