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Westmont Observatory and Field Dedication

Westmont President Gayle D. Beebe and the Board of Trustees will dedicate the college’s new observatory and athletic facilities at a free, public event Thursday, May 6, at 10:30 a.m. outside the observatory. The dedication will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the observatory, Thorrington Field, Russ Carr Field and the track. more

Westmont to dedicate new observatory, athletic facilities

Westmont President Gayle D. Beebe along with the Board of Trustees will dedicate the college’s new observatory and athletic facilities at a free, public event Thursday, May 6. It will be held at 10:30 a.m. outside the observatory. more

Westmont to dedicate new observatory, athletic facilities

Westmont President Gayle D. Beebe along with the Board of Trustees will dedicate the college’s new observatory and athletic facilities at a free, public event Thursday, May 6. It will be held at 10:30 a.m. outside the observatory. more

IN BRIEF : Observatory open for public viewing

SANTA BARBARA The new Westmont College observatory, home of the powerful Keck Telescope, will be open for a public viewing beginning at 7:30 p.m. tonight. Saturn and its rings may be viewable after 9 p.m. and the red surface of Mars may become visible as well after the sun goes down. more

Westmont holds public viewing at Carroll Observatory

Astronomy enthusiasts and curious local residents will get the chance to peer through the recently installed Keck Telescope at Westmont College’s observatory tonight during a free public viewing. If clear skies prevail, visitors could catch a glimpse of Saturn’s rings after 9 p.m., along with the red surface of Mars, several galaxies and Milky Way constellations once the sun dips below the horizon. more

Free Star Gazing At Westmont's New Observatory

Westmont College’s new observatory, which houses the powerful Keck Telescope, will be available for a free, public viewing Friday night.  After the sun goes down, viewers may catch a glimpse of Mars, and after 9 p.m. Saturn and its rings should be visible. more

Westmont Observatory Open for Public Viewing

The new Westmont College observatory, which houses the powerful Keck Telescope, will be available for a free public viewing beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Viewers may catch a glimpse of Saturn and its rings after 9 p.m. After the sun goes down, the red surface of Mars may become visible as well. more

Keck Telescope has new home : Powerful device moved to all-new observatory at Westmont College

Engineers lowered Westmont College’s Keck Telescope into an all-new observatory near the campus baseball field Thursday, and the instrument should soon be calibrated and ready for a public viewing next month. The yet-to-be named observatory — featuring a downstairs classroom and outside viewing platform — is the first structure to be completed as part of Westmont’s Master Plan, according to a news release. Using a large crane, a crew from Colorado-based DFM Engineering lowered the telescope into the new facility and installed it under a moveable metallic dome. Physics professor Michael Sommermann will work with students for about two weeks to calibrate the device. more

Catch a Glimpse of Jupiter at Westmont Observatory

Westmont College’s Carroll Observatory will reopen for free public viewings Friday at dusk. Weather permitting, stargazers will look through the powerful Keck Telescope at Jupiter in the southern sky. more

Westmont Gets New Telescope: Carroll Observatory Adorned with New 24-Inch Reflector Telescope

Montecito — A powerful 24-inch reflector telescope was gingerly lowered by crane into Westmont College’s Carroll Observatory this morning. Westmont reports the new high-tech telescope will be the most powerful one between San Francisco and Los Angeles. more

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