Cooperative Education and Internship Program (CEIP)College of Engineering 

Grand Reopening of Campus Observatory to be held Sept. 15

The UMass Dartmouth Observatory and the Astronomical Society of Southern New England (ASSNE) are pleased to announce the grand reopening of the newly renovated campus Observatory on Saturday, September 15, 2007. The general public is invited to a celebration consisting of non-technical astronomy programs, including viewing through the Observatory's 16-inch telescope and other large telescopes operated by ASSNE members. In the case of cloudy weather, programs will be held indoors in the Dion Building, adjacent to parking lot 17. Activities will start at 7:00 pm, and will be held regardless of weather conditions.

The Observatory is located in the field to the right of the main entrance to UMass Dartmouth off Old Westport Rd. North Dartmouth, Massachusetts. Parking is available in designated spaces on the campus Ring Road or in lot 17. Admission is free, although donations to the Observatory Development Fund are appreciated. Children are welcome, if accompanied by an adult.

For further information, please contact Prof. Alan Hirshfeld at 508-999-8715 or at If you wish to be placed on a mailing list for announcements of future Observatory open houses, please send your name, postal address, and email address to

Author:  "Alan Hirshfeld"
Date:  10-9-2007
Submitted by:  C. Allen
Department:  College Of Engineering

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