skywatchers report

Welcome to the University of Texas Skywatchers' Report for February 4 to the 10th

The moon is at third quarter phase early in the morning of February 4th. Jupiter and Saturn are still the main planetary attractions in the east at sunset.

The McDonald Observatory and Department of Astronomy annual Board of Visitors winter meeting is this Saturday and concludes with a lecture that is open to the public and free of charge. This year's talk will be presented by Dr. Neal Evans and is titled "Seeing in the Dark" and is about how astronomers use light beyond what our human eyes can see to study the universe. It will be presented at 1:30 on Saturday 9th in the University of Texas Faculty Center's main dining room. The Faculty Center is located on the northwest corner of the intersection of 25th and Guadalupe. Free parking is available in the parking garage one block west of the Faculty Center.

The telescope at Robert Lee Moore hall is open to the public on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. The building is located on the southeast corner of Dean Keeton (formerly 26th street) and Speedway. Take the elevator to the 17th floor and follow the signs to the telescope.

The telescope at Painter hall is open on Fridays for UT students, faculty and staff from 7 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays are open to the general public from 7 to 9 p.m. Painter Hall is located on 24th street about half way between Speedway and Guadalupe.

All events are free and open to all ages and no reservations are required. Observing events are weather permitting.

Thank you for calling the University of Texas Skywatchers' report.