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Children’s Night at the Hirsch Observatory
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Children’s Night at the Hirsch Observatory
Many on campus may never have noticed the large metallic dome atop the Jonsson-Rowland Science Center, but inside is a newly redesigned telescope and observatory modeled after some of the greatest in the country.

On April 23, more than 40 area children and their parents had an opportunity to explore the universe through an array of activities that were planned as part of a children’s night event. The evening culminated with a trip to the roof where individuals had a chance to look at nebulae, galaxies, planets, the craters on the moon, the rings around Saturn, and more. The events were organized by student members of Rensselaer’s Astrophysical Society.

The Hirsch Observatory was completely refurbished in 2007, and to celebrate the modern makeover of the more than 65-year-old observatory, the facility has hosted an open house for the general public on Friday and Saturday nights.
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Inside Rensselaer
Volume 4, Number 9, May 14, 2010
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