Observing @ MIT

Monday, September 8, 2014

Around 40 people joined EAPS planetary science lecturer Amanda Bosh, ably aided by postdoc David Polishook and EAPS sophomore Robbie Romero on the roof of building 37 Friday to bask in the unseasonably warm early fall night and look at the sky with the help of two 8-inch-diameter Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes.

Around 40 people joined EAPS planetary science lecturer Amanda Bosh, ably aided by postdoc David Polishook and EAPS sophomore Robbie Romero on the roof of building 37 Friday to bask in the unseasonably warm early fall night and look at the sky with the help of two 8-inch-diameter Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes. Favorite sights were Saturn and its spectacular rings, craters along the moon's terminator, and the many stars that comprise the middle star of the Big Dipper's handle, Mizar.

'Observe@MIT' astronomical observation sessions are led by EAPS planetary science lecturer Amanda Bosh. Contact: asbosh [at] mit [dot] edu for more information about stargazing sessions held monthly near first quarter moon, weather permitting.

Thanks to D.W. Rowlands (graduate student in Chemistry) who took these images at the first astronomical observing night of the 2014/2015 academic year.