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See Jupiter at astronomy open house


September 17, 2010

Telescopes will be the theme of the first astronomy open house of the year at Arizona State University's Tempe campus, from 8 to 10 p.m., Sept. 24.

The free event will feature a talk titled "How Telescopes Changed our Understanding of the Universe," at 8:20 and 9:20 p.m. There also will be a meteorite display, GEO Club rock display, and, of course, telescope viewing.

Through the telescopes, visitors will be able to see Jupiter, as well as Alberio, a beautiful double star in the constellation Cygnus. The two stars colors are orange and blue-green.

The open house will take place on the Bateman Physical Sciences H-wing 5th floor (roof). Free parking is available after 7 p.m. in the Tyler Street Parking Structure.

The open house is sponsored by the ASU NASA space grant program.

For more information, contact Teresa Ashcraft at teresa.ashcraft@asu.edu, or go to http://astopenhouse.com/.