After hibernating for the winter, we have two open houses scheduled at Peach Mountain....
Saturday, March 9, 2013.
Saturday, March 16, 2013.
(either one may be cancelled if it is cloudy or too cold).
What is it?Peach Mountain is a facility owned by the University of Michigan and is located within Stinchfield Woods (a wood lot owned by the University about four miles from Dexter, Michigan). There is a radio telescope and other equipment on Peach Mountain operated by various departments in the University. There is also a 24 inch optical telescope operated by an amateur astronomy club known as the “University Lowbrow Astronomers.”
The public has the opportunity to look through the 24 inch telescope and other telescopes. Members of the club often bring their own telescopes and visitors are also encouraged to bring their own telescopes and setup before its dark. Visitors are also encouraged to bring their own binoculars.
(Go here for a calendar of open houses and other astronomy events.)