Attention anyone in Florida willing to drive to Daytona Beach. Open House at Embry-Riddle Observatories February 2, 2018:
Join us at Embry-Riddle's Daytona Beach Campus and learn everything there is to know about space and astronomy. Visit the 1-meter observatory and see the largest optical telescope in Florida! View the night sky through binoculars and telescopes! Ask questions and learn about our universe!
Public Lecture - 7:00-8:00pm
"Whispers from Space: Gravitational Waves from Colliding Black Holes and Neutron Stars"
by Dr. John Friedman, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Location: Willie Miller Instructional Center Auditorium (across the Quad on campus from COAS Building)
Observations & Activities - 8:00-11:00pm
Location: COAS Building, Observatory, & Connolly Quad
*Telescope and binocular observations are weather (cloud and rain) dependent.
The event is free and open to the general public, but donations are kindly accepted. We have kid friendly activities best suited to ages 5+. We have step stools so kids can reach the eyepieces.
Due to space limitations in the 1-meter dome there is a limit to how many people can observe through the 1-meter in a single night. Free tickets with tour times are distributed on the 2nd floor on a first come first served basis.
There are many other activities to explore: view a 3D poster gallery, take a walking guided tour of the solar system, interact with our gravity-well simulator, play some space trivia games, investigate informational astronomy posters, view our astrophotography gallery, and more! There is no fixed program for observations and no reservations are necessary.
Astronomy Open House nights are proudly sponsored and supported by: Embry-Riddle Observatories, Amateur Astronomy Club, and the Daytona Beach Campus Department of Physical Sciences.