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Jupiter’s moon Io viewable at Westmont

MONTECITO – Westmont College will host a free public viewing using the powerful Keck Telescope to observe Jupiter’s fiery moon Io as it casts its shadow onto the planet. The viewing will take place on Friday Oct. 15 at the observatory near the soccer and baseball fields. The shadow transit of the moon will only be visible from 8:30-10:30 p.m. Members of the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit are welcome to bring their own telescopes for the public viewing and free parking is located near the baseball field. more

$1M Donation Given to Bright Hope

Montecito neighbors Harold and Annette Simmons, whose primary residence is in Dallas, Texas, have given $1 million to Bright Hope for Tomorrow, Westmont’s campaign that provides funding for Adams Center for the Visual Arts, Winter Hall for Science and Mathematics, athletic fields, a new observatory and improvements required under the master plan. more

Harold and Annette Simmons Donate $1 Million To Westmont: Part-time Residents Provide a Wide Variety of Campus Improvements

Montecito neighbors Harold and Annette Simmons, whose primary residence is in Dallas, Texas, have given $1 million to Bright Hope for Tomorrow, Westmont’s campaign that provides funding for Adams Center for the Visual Arts, Winter Hall for Science and Mathematics, athletic fields, a new observatory and improvements required under the master plan. more

Montecito Couple Give $1 Million to Westmont Campaign

Montecito neighbors Harold and Annette Simmons, whose primary residence is in Dallas, Texas, have given $1 million to “Bright Hope for Tomorrow,” Westmont College’s campaign that provides funding for the Adams Center for the Visual ArtsWinter Hall for Science and Mathematics, athletic fields, a new observatory and improvements required under the master plan. more

Talk Nerdy to Me: Westmont Hosts Monthly Telescope Viewing

On Friday, June 18, Westmont Observatory held a free, public telescope viewing, a monthly event hosted by the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit (SBAU). About 100 to 150 people dropped by to view Westmont’s new, research-grade telescope. The Keck telescope — not to be confused with the one in Hawaii — uses segmented primary mirrors and a 24-inch reflector, and is thought to be one of the most powerful telescopes on the Central Coast. more

Westmont hosts free star-gazing session

A clear view of Saturn and a first-quarter moon are among the glittering attractions that Westmont College officials hope to offer to the public during a free public viewing at the campus observatory tomorrow evening. Using the recently installed Keck Telescope, one of the most powerful telescopes in the region, participants will search out globular clusters, galaxy groups and double stars. While free viewings are offered every third Friday of the month, students and faculty typically use the 24-inch reflector telescope to conduct astronomical research. more

Public Viewing of the Stars

Stargazers may be able to catch a glimpse of the rings of Saturn Friday, May 21, at the monthly public viewing at Westmont’s new observatory that houses the 24-inch Keck Telescope. more

Westmont Dedicates Facilities

In a ceremony held outside the new Westmont Observatory, Westmont President Gayle Beebe presided over the dedication of four new facilities on the Westmont Campus – Westmont Observatory, Westmont Track, Thorrington Field and Russ Carr Field. more

Knox Students and Local Retirees Bridge Generation Gap

Westmont to Dedicate New Observatory, Fields →. Knox College. Founded in 1837, Knox is a national liberal arts college located in Galesburg… more

A view of Jupiter

Westmont College’s Carroll Observatory will reopen for free public viewings Friday at dusk. Weather permitting, stargazers will have the opportunity to see Jupiter through the powerful Keck Telescope. more

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