Students to host star-gazing party at new San Jacinto College observatory

11.05.2013 | By Andrea Vasquez

Students to host star-gazing party at new San Jacinto College observatory

Andrea Vasquez -- November 6, 2013


HOUSTON – San Jacinto College students will host a star-gazing party at the new South Campus science and allied health building’s observatory deck on Nov. 12. Students in the Physics 1403 Stars and Galaxies course will serve as “tour guides” to participants. Telescopes of many shapes and sizes, including the new 16” reflector telescope in the observatory dome, will be available for viewing the night sky. The star party is free and open to the public. Rain or shine, the event is set for Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the South Campus science and allied health building (building 1) third floor astronomy observatory deck. For more information, contact Walter Thompson at

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