December 04, 2009

Journey through the night sky

Give your optic nerves some nighttime exercise at a college observatory near you. Most college observatories offer public viewing nights that let you scan the cosmos with high-powered telescopes and reflectors, and there's usually an eager physics student on hand to act as tour guide, pointing out sights like the Moon's seas and craters, the rings of Saturn and the jewel-like stars that arc through Orion's belt.

For college observatory and other space-viewing venues near Boston, click here to read an article I wrote for a recent issue of Boston Parents Paper.

To infinity and beyond!