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Public Observing at the Robert A. Schommer Astronomical Observatory in Piscataway
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- As of October 6, 2022, these are the details that have been released about this event.
Public Open Nights
We are pleased to announce that our Public Open Nights have resumed!
Members of the Rutgers University community and the general public are invited to observe the night sky through the 20-inch optical telescope of the Robert A. Schommer Astronomical Observatory.
The public can park in lot 53 (between the building and the street) or lot 53A (about one block east on the other side of Frelinghuysen Road), but should obtain an electronic permit beforehand.
Enter the doors on the west end of the building (facing Allison Road) and take the stairs (left or right sides of the lobby) or the elevator (left side of the lobby) to the fourth floor.
When is this event?
November 24 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
When is the raindate?
Observing will be canceled for that night if the skies are cloudy at the beginning of the observing session. Please check their website for the most up to date information about start time and cancellations.
Does this event repeat?
This event is held on the second, third, and fourth Thursdays of the month.
Is the event indoors or outdoors?Indoor
Is registration required?No
What is the admission price?
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More about the Public Observing
If you have any questions about the Public Open Nights, please call 732-735-5483 and leave a voice message. Your call will be returned.
For general information, please call 848-445-8973 or 848-445-8785 (08:30 a.m. to 04:30 p.m.).
The Robert A. Schommer Astronomical Observatory is located in the dome on the roof of the Serin Physics Laboratories on the corner of Frelinghuysen Road and Allison Road on the Busch Campus of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.