Observatory Events & News


Solar eclipse events!

The Great American Solar Eclipse has ended, but you can find out about all the things we did for the eclipse at the Berry College Solar Eclipse web page.

Upcoming Events

  • (POSTPONED - to be rescheduled, date TBD) Sunday, October 8, 8:30-10:30 PM: Star Party at Pew Observatory featuring the Draconid meteor shower, Saturn, the Ring Nebula, the Andromeda galaxy, M 13, and the moon rising late.

Observatory News

  • We are hoping to raise funds to construct a new observatory facility. The plan is to purchase two pre-fab buildings (one roll-off roof structure, and one small dome). We are considering changing the location of the observatory, perhaps moving it to a more convenient site near Frost Chapel.
  • Our old Celestron 14 inch SCT has been refurbished with a new corrector plate. We aren't sure when we will get this telescope set up. It may need to wait for a new observatory building.