California State University, Stanislaus will host the second observatory night of the semester Friday, November 12, in the Naraghi Observatory.
The event called “The Deep Dark Sky” is free and open to the public. It will focus on observing: Andromeda Galaxy, Jupiter and – darkness permitting – the Ring Nebula, the Lagoon Nebula and star clusters.
Observation will begin after sundown, at about 7 p.m. The observatory is located on the roof of the Naraghi Hall, on the south side of campus. Guests should first register for the event in the lobby of Naraghi Hall.
Parents of small children can pre-register online to avoid waiting by going to http://physics.csustan.edu/. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Guests should bring warm clothing as the observatory is unheated.
Directions: From University Way/Monte Vista Avenue turn onto University Circle. Take your first right. Park in lot 11, near Naraghi Hall.