Millikin University will once again be hosting Public Observation Nights (PONs) at Requarth Observatory each Wednesday evening from Oct. 10 – Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. (weather permitting).
Public Observation Nights will take place on the roof of the Leighty-Tabor Science Center under the direction of student and faculty astronomers. These events provide an opportunity for the general public to see the night sky through some of the best equipment in the state. PONs will also serve as a great way for Millikin’s physics and astronomy students to showcase some of their work and the facilities that they use and maintain for their research.
“Public Observation Nights offer members of the Millikin University and Decatur communities the chance to view the night sky through some of the best astronomy equipment in the state, including the largest publicly available telescope in Illinois,” remarked Dr. Casey R. Watson, resident astrophysicist and assistant professor of Physics and Astronomy at Millikin. “We hope as many people as possible will take advantage of this opportunity.”
Requarth Observatory is housed on the fifth and sixth floors of Leighty-Tabor Science Center just off Fairview Avenue in Decatur. For more information, contact Dr. Casey R. Watson at 217.424.6271.