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Angell Hall Observatory Public Open Houses sponsored by the Student Astronomical Society


Public Observing Nights
Approximately twice a month during the school year and once a month during the summer, SAS runs public observing nights at the Angell Hall Observatory on central campus. This event is free and open to U of M students, faculty, and staff as well as the general public. Our facilities include a 0.4 meter Ritchey Cretien reflecting telescope in the dome, and 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes on the rooftop. We also have access to a computer lab on the 5th floor for visitors to try out planetarium software or surf the web for astronomy related resources. When weather makes it impossible to view stars on these nights, we give shows in our newly renovated and state-of-the-art planetarium.

Additionally, we occasionally organize gatherings to view special events such as meteor showers, comets, and eclipses.

Contact Information

Andrew Graus

Department of Astronomy
1057 Dennison Bldg,
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Phone: (734) 936-3626
E-mail: sas@umich.edu

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Sponsoring Service Unit(s)

Literature, Science & the Arts

Sponsoring Department(s)

Department of Astronomy

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Program Available to these Cities

Ann Arbor

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Science & Research