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New Meetup: Smithsonian Observatory Public Viewing Night - LAST 'til Sept.

From: Heather
Sent on: Saturday, May 1, 2010 6:59 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Nerd Fun - Boston!

What: Smithsonian Observatory Public Viewing Night - LAST 'til Sept.

When: Thursday, May 20,[masked]:45 PM

Harvard College Observatory
60 Garden St
Cambridge, MA 02138

Smithsonian Observatory

has their monthly public viewing this week on the 3rd Thursday night.

Drive up to the back, up the hill. The Lecture's up the stairs opposite the lil observatory-in-a-box.


  • Make an effort to find the group.
  • Show up early.
  • Look for the meetup sign, the print out and illuminated on my iphone up on the roof.
  • Sit on the back left
  • Meetup in the courtyard before we get up to the roof so we can collect people from both rooms.
  • We'll have to go out after this one, so rest up and dress warm if need be.

from the CfA:

"Viewing the Universe with Infrared Eyes: The Spitzer Space Telescope," Giovanni Fazio, CfA
Newborn stars, distant young galaxies, and planets around other stars all hold mysteries that can only be revealed by moving beyond what's visible to the human eye. Using the infrared, we can peer through dusty cocoons that swaddle young stars, collect light stretched by cosmic expansion, and tease out the faint photons from alien worlds. The Spitzer Space Telescope uses its infrared "eyes" to gather data on all these objects and more. Following a brief description of the telescope mission, results from its extragalactic and galactic observational programs will be presented, showcasing many of Spitzer's spectacular images.

This event takes place at 7:30 pm on Thursday at Phillips Auditorium, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge. Doors open at 7:00. Get there EARLY... even before 6:45. Seating is first-come, first-served and admission is free. Free parking is available to everyone after 5 pm. (Ignore the "staff only" signs.)

If weather permits, rooftop observing through telescopes will follow the presentation.

For more information or directions, visit or call (617) 495-7461.

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