Observatory Presents Program on Saturn April 17
Guilford College’s Cline Observatory will present a program about the planet Saturn and other “gas giants” on Sunday, April 17, at 8 p.m. in Joseph Bryan Jr. Auditorium.
Saturn is in opposition during early April, making it highly visible in the night sky throughout the month. A multimedia presentation using the auditorium’s dome planetarium projector will demonstrate how to locate Saturn, and will discuss the nature of gas planets.
The presentation will be followed by a tour of the College’s observatory and, weather permitting, viewing through the main and small telescopes.
The presentation and tour, appropriate for the entire family, are free and open to the public. Joseph Bryan Jr. Auditorium is located in the Frank Family Science Center, accessible by the campus’s North Entrance (Arcadia Drive/George Fox Road).
The Department of Physics presents programs and tours of J. Donald Cline Observatory monthly during the academic year. For more information, call 316-2193 or visit the observatory’s Web page.
April 7, 2011