The Ferris community has an opportunity to view the night sky in the Rawlinson Observatory.
From 9 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22, astronomy professor Dr. Thomas Brennan will open the Rawlinson Observatory to the public. The observatory recently reopened after several years of inactivity due to unusable equipment.
“We will primarily be looking at the Moon, which will be a little past half full,” Brennan said in a university-wide notice. “Guests who stay later might be able catch a glimpse of the Pleiades or the Andromeda galaxy.”
The event is dependent upon weather. Brennan said the observatory will be open if Thursday’s moon is visible.
The Rawlinson Observatory is located on the fourth floor of the Science Building at the north end. The observatory is not ADA accessible.