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New Meetup: SCC Open Observatory

From: Shane
Sent on: Thursday, November 5, 2009 11:49 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Sacramento Area Skeptics!

What: SCC Open Observatory

When: November 6,[masked]:30 PM

Sacramento City College, Rodda South Hall
3835 Freeport Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95822

In celebrating the International Year of Astronomy we are promoting Sacramento City Colleges Open Observatory. On the first Friday of the month Sacramento City College opens up there observatory to the general public. Weather updates are given on the day of the Open Observatory. The Observatory phone for events and weather updates is (916) 558-2423. Please remember that messages are rarely checked on the observatory phone. If you have any questions about the Open Observatory or the astronomy program at SCC, contact the astronomy coordinator, Liam McDaid at (916)[masked] or by email at [address removed].

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The Open Observatory schedule for Fall 2009 will be as follows:
Fall 2009
November 6, 2009 - 7:30 pm

December 4, 2009 - 7:00 pm

The Observatory is located on top of Rodda South. The southeastern staircase is the only public access to it:

The main telescope is a 0.41m Schmidt-Cassegrain Reflector. Images are taken with an SBIG CCD camera and spectroscope. This is a picture of the telescope:

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