Meeting at Heyden Observatory, Georgetown University

  • November 17, 2008 · 10:00 PM
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There will be weekly meetings at Heyden Observatory inside Georgetown University sponsored by the Georgetown University Astronomical Society. The weekly meetings occur from 9 PM until 11:30 PM every Monday night. If the heavens are clear we will use the 10" scope dating back to 1894 or the second oldest continually used scope in the country (1864). If the sky is cloudy or rainy we still have meetings but focus more on administrative matters. There are generally snacks and s'mores at meetings so even if it is cloudy all are welcome to stop by for snacks and general conversation. To get to the Heyden Observatory, which is located inside Georgetown University, you must enter campus in 1 of 2 ways. The first is off canal road. From the Key Bridge make a left (away from M st) and go about 1.5 blocks. You will see a Georgetown University sign, turn into campus (it will be on your right). Pass by the entrance to the parking garage, through the security gate and continue. You will come to a STOP sign with tennis courts on your left, go up the large hill and make a left at the next STOP sign, once at the top of the hill you will see the Heyden Observatory past the parking lot. The second entrance is on Reservoir Rd (the hospital entrance to Georgetown University). When you come to the entrance continue straight into campus, keeping the hospital on your right, make a right when you come to the 2nd parking garage, make a left at the on-campus Marriott, and then make your first available right.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Due to poor weather and light pollution, the meeting was cancelled after a few minutes.

    November 18, 2008

  • Mark B

    Parking is not really an issue, there is an adjacent parking lot and since most of us are on-campus there should be plenty of spots

    November 12, 2008

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