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Washington DC: Visit the UMD Observatory

Wanneer:do 05-01-2017 19:45 - 21:45
Waar:University of Maryland Observatory

More than 100 UG alumni live in and around Washington DC. Curious where they work? The University of Groningen (UG) would like to invite alumni to the workplace of one of them. Dr. Peter Teuben, astronomer at the University of Maryland Observatory, kindly arranged a tour and a presentation for fellow alumni.

The tour will take place on Thursday January 5th, 19:45h-21:45h at the UMD Observatory in Washington DC. Follow a special presentation by Dr. Peter Teuben on the history of Dutch Astronomy and catch up with other alumni at the same time. Please find the event details below and make sure to RSVP through Eventbrite via the green registration button before the Christmas holidays (December 23rd).

Visit the UMD Observatory
Visit the UMD Observatory
Address: UMD Observatory (directions/maps)
The UMD Observatory is located on Metzerott Road between Adelphi Road and University Blvd in College Park, Maryland.

Program
18:30 – 19:00 Registration
19:00 - 19:45 Presentation by UG alumnus and UMD Astronomer Dr. Peter Teuben: A Brief History of Dutch Astronomy
19:45 - 20:45 Telescopes/observing outside (if the weather permits)

Please note
- Parking is very limited at the UMD Observatory, it is advised to carpool. Handicap spaces are immediately in front of the lecture hall. Overflow parking is available in the Systems Admin lot (3300 Metzerott Rd.) roughly across the street.
- If we are observing, then we are outside, dress appropriately (winter nights are downright cold!).