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Visit Lewis & Clark College Observatory - 2/4

Date/Time: Sat, Feb 4, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm

City of Lake Oswego Oregon Official Website

The James H. Karle Observatory sits atop the roof of the Olin Center for Physics and Chemistry.  The observatory houses several telescopes, including a research-grade instrument with a design similar to the Hubble Space Telescope. Join Professor of Physics, Stephen Tufte, for a visit to the Observatory.  He will introduce you to this facility and give a brief history of Astronomy at Lewis & Clark, much of which involved research on binary star systems.  Dr. Tufte will also explain the differences between ground-based telescopes such as the one at Lewis & Clark and space-based telescopes.

Meet in front of Olin Hall at the helical sculpture.

https://www.lclark.edu/live/image/gid/227/61325_campus-map-2016.jpg  Olin Hall is in orange and on the right side of the map.  Parking is open and free on Saturdays.