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Fall Schedule of WSCU Observatory and Planetarium

DANBURY, CONN. — Western Connecticut State University will host a series of planetarium shows, followed by telescope viewing of the sky, at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Avenue Extension in Danbury. Planetarium shows run rain or shine unless weather is hazardous. The events will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-8671 or visit www.wcsu.edu/starwatch/.

Fall semester events will include:

Sept. 21 Planetarium show at 7 p.m., followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 8 to 10 p.m. Visible will be the moon just past full and summer sky objects.

Oct. 5 Planetarium show at 6:30 p.m., followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Visible will be summer and early autumn sky objects.

Oct. 19 Planetarium show at 6 p.m., followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 7 to 9 p.m.
Visible will be the moon just past full and summer and early autumn sky objects.

Nov. 9 Planetarium show at 5 p.m., followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 6 to 8 p.m.
Visible will be Venus, the moon near first quarter and autumn sky objects.

Nov. 23 Planetarium show at 4:30 p.m., followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Visible will be Venus and autumn sky objects.

Dec. 7 Planetarium show at 4:30 p.m., followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Visible will be Jupiter, the moon just before first quarter and autumn sky objects.

Dec. 17 Planetarium show at 4:30 p.m., followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Visible will be Jupiter, the moon waxing gibbous, and autumn and early winter sky objects.

Please note that the drive system of the 20-inch telescope will be under repair in September. A portable telescope will be available for clear sky observation during that time.

For more information, call the Office of University Relations at (203) 837-8486.

Western Connecticut State University offers outstanding faculty in a range of quality academic programs. Our diverse university community provides students an enriching and supportive environment that takes advantage of the unique cultural offerings of Western Connecticut and New York. Our vision: To be an affordable public university with the characteristics of New England's best small private universities.

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