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
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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
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
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
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
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
Westmont College’s powerful Keck Telescope will aim for the Double Double star system during a free, public viewing this Friday beginning about 7:30 p.m. and lasting several hours. more
Westmont’s Keck Telescope to Zoom In on Globular Clusters: Free, public stargazing event will be offered Friday in the college’s observatory
The Great Hercules Globular Cluster, Messier 13, will dazzle viewers at a free, public stargazing event on Friday with the powerful Keck Telescope. The sun will not set until after 8 p.m., making the best viewing after 9 p.m.The Westmont College observatory will open its doors to the public every third Friday of the month in conjunction with the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit, whose members bring their own telescopes to Westmont for the public to gaze through. more
On Friday night, the Westmont Observatory opened to the public and a steady stream of people patiently waited to view the skies through the Keck Telescope inside! more