Vassar Looks to the Stars

Observatory open to public April 27

As part of a month-long series of events celebrating Earth Day, “Stargazing at the Vassar Observatory” will be held at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27 (weather permitting) and the documentary A Sidewalk Astronomer will be screened at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 29 in Rockefeller Hall. The film profiles John Dobson, the inventor of the Dobsonian telescope mount, which made telescopes accessible to the public on every continent. That same day, the exhibition Touch the Sky: Art and Astronomy, opens at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center.

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