Office of Communication, 1120 Powell Hall
1500 N. Patterson St.
Valdosta, GA 31698
February 27, 2007
Total Lunar Eclipse Over VSU
Valdosta State University’s department of Physics, Astronomy,
and Geosciences will open the observatory to public visitors on the
evening of Saturday, March 3, from 6 - 9 p.m. for the viewing of a
total lunar eclipse, the first eclipse in over two years. In
addition, visitors may also view the planets of Venus and Saturn,
the Pleiades star cluster in Taurus, and the Great Nebula of
“Our goal is primarily to provide a public service,” Dr. Kenneth Rumstay, professor of astronomy and physics, said. “By announcing the circumstances of the eclipse, we’re helping to make people more aware of the night sky overhead; and, by making our telescopes available to see not only the eclipse, but other objects of interest, we hope to awaken an interest in astronomy among the general public.”
Visitors may park in front of Nevins Hall. For more information, please contact the department of Physics, Astronomy, and Geosciences at (229) 333-5752.