Landolt Astronomical Observatory

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Christopher K.
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Landolt Astronomical Observatory

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The Landolt Astronomical Observatory is located on top of Nicholson Hall and was first opened in 1939. It houses a classic 11.5" Clark refracting telescope. The Observatory was named for Arlo Landolt during its reopening in 2005.

The LAO is open selected Saturdays (and a Sunday or two) throughout the year not counting summer. The public viewings are usually hosted by Professor Brad Schaefer and several P&A students. It is not handicapped-accessible. There is no admission fee.

Its next public viewing time is Sunday 1 October from 7:30pm to 8:30pm.

More information:
http://www.lsu.edu/physics/about/landolt.php

Christopher K.
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Re: Landolt Astronomical Observatory

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Tomorrow at 6pm, an open-to-the-public presentation from Tabetha Boyajian will take place in 130 Nicholson. The event melds into a showcase of physical science demonstrations and viewing at Landolt.

More information...
http://calendar.apps.lsu.edu/cal/event/ ... ntMore.rdo

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Re: Landolt Astronomical Observatory

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Tomorrow night, during a rare Sunday opening, the LAO will be open to the public from 7:30pm to 8:30pm. The declared targets are the Moon and Saturn; maybe the operator will show Albireo as well.

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