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Viewing at Westmont Observatory to Feature Celestial Heart, Owl and Christmas Tree

This month’s public viewing of the stars will feature astronomical glimpses of a heart, owl and a Christmas tree on Friday, Nov. 21, beginning after 6:30 p.m. and lasting for several hours at the Westmont Observatory.

The free event is held every third Friday of the month in conjunction with the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit. In case of inclement or overcast weather, please call the Telescope Viewing Hotline at 805.565.6272 and check the Westmont website to see if the viewing has been canceled. more

Your Westmont: Observatory Opens for Partial Solar Eclipse

The Westmont observatory opens for a partial solar eclipse on Thursday, October 23 from 2:15-5pm. At its peak, the moon will cover more than 30 percent of the sun at 3:30pm. The viewing is free and open to the public. more

Local college opens up observatory for eclipse viewing

The fourth and final eclipse of the year takes place this week.
On Thursday, October 23, most of North America will be able to see a partial solar eclipse. The new moon will hide part of the sun from view. The best views will be in the U.S. Northwest and northern Canada. This makes for two solar and two lunar eclipses this year.
If you’re interested in checking it out, Westmont College in Santa Barbara is opening up its observatory to the public for free. The observatory will be open from 2:15 until 5:00 p.m. The peak of the eclipse will be at about 3:30 p.m.Westmont College is located at 955 La Paz Road in Santa Barbara. The observatory is between Russell Carr Field and the track and field/soccer complex. Parking is free. more

Observatory Opens Early for Blood Moon

The second total lunar eclipse of the year will be the focus of a free, public viewing on Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 2:30-4:30 a.m. at the Westmont Observatory.

The special viewing occurs in conjunction with the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit, whose members bring their own telescopes to Westmont for public use. more

Star Viewing at Westmont Observatory to Zoom In on Summer Triangle

A triangle of constellations that holds some of the finest open clusters in the night sky will be the starring attraction of this month’s public viewing at the Westmont Observatory on Friday, Sept. 19, beginning after 7:30 p.m. and lasting several hours. more

IN BRIEF: Observatory holding viewing

A public viewing will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Westmont Observatory as a triangle of constellations holding some of the finest open clusters will star this month. The viewing, which is free to the public, is held the third Friday of each month in conjunction with the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit, according to a Westmont College news release. more

 

Westmont Observatory to Open for Total Lunar Eclipse

The first total lunar eclipse in more than two years will be the focus of a free, public viewing on Monday, April 14 from 10:30 p.m. until 2 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, at the Westmont Observatory.

The special viewing occurs in conjunction with the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit, whose members bring their own telescopes to Westmont for public use. more

Westmont Observatory to Zoom In on Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

Stargazers might enjoy views of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot at this month’s public viewing at the Westmont College Observatory, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday and lasting several hours. more

See Jupiter’s red spot at Westmont Observatory

Santa Barbara – Stargazers hoping to catch a glimpse of Jupiter’s red spot have at chance at a public viewing at Westmont College’s observatory at 6:30 p.m. on Friday.

The event is free and will last for several hours.

“Jupiter will be near the top of the sky during the early hours of the public viewing, so we should get some clear and steady views of the planet and maybe the ancient storm,” said Dr. Thomas Whittemore, physics professor at Westmont. more

Jupiter to Be the Star of Friday Viewing at Westmont Observatory

The gas giant Jupiter will be the star performer at this month’s public viewing at the Westmont Observatory on Friday beginning after 6:30 p.m. and lasting several hours. more

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