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EDUCATION: Holcomb Conservatory & Tour of Gardens

  • Jul 25, 2013 · 6:00 PM
  • Butler University - Holcomb Observatory & Planetarium

Holcomb Planetarium & Gardens

Last year, we ventured to Butler University to visit the Holcomb Observatory and Planetarium...  This year, we're adding the Holcomb Gardens!

The Planetarium and Observatory were very interesting: to hear the lecture, the show about where the various stars and planets are, etc.  Afterward, we were allowed to visit their big telescope (not working at the time)...and a smaller (yet very powerful) one was wheeled out with hopes of us being able to attach our cameras to it and take some pretty spectacular shots! such luck!   There was a cloud overcast and it was not possible for us to do any shooting.

We're going to venture again this year (July 25, a Thursday evening) with hopes of a nice clear summer sky.

Reservations at the Planetarium is scheduled for 8 pm...

We'll visit the Holcomb Gardens between 6 - 8 pm.  We have permission to stroll the grounds, take all the photos we want.  If you recall that beautiful and colorful water burst?  That is a part of this!   The Gardens are open until dusk; in July, that could be "late".  So, let's gather there for a few hours, wonder those grounds and get some good flora and nature shots and meet at the front doors of the planetarium at 7:45 pm.

If you want to grab a bite beforehand:  Broad Ripple is not that far away!  Last year some of us ate at a closer location, the Illinois Street Food Emporium (5550 N. Illinois).  That was very nice...inside/outside dining.





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  • Carol T.

    We went to the observatory last year and the sky was overcast. What I hear is that the sky is supposed to be clear Thursday!!! Great and clear!

    July 23, 2013

  • Sundaresh R.

    Sounds like a great event. Unfortunately, I have a soccer game on Thu

    July 19, 2013

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