Visitor Night: Planets Around Other Stars

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Sat, 03/22/2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Tammy Smecker-Hane
Associate Professor, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, UCI
UCI Observatory
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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Listen to a lecture entitled "The Latest Discoveries of Planets Around Other Stars" given by Dr. Tammy Smecker-Hane.Come and use our telescopes to see the highlights of the spring sky: Jupiter and its moons, the Orion Nebula (the nearest star forming cloud) and various star clusters with our telescopes. Also, learn to use a night sky map to locate your favorite constellations.

Visitor Nights are open to the Friends of the UCI Observatory and to the public. We thank the Friends of the UCI Observatory for the financial support which enables the UCI Observatory to provide Visitor Nights and astronomy activities to the community. If you would like to learn more about becoming a Friend of the UCI Observatory, please visit Visitor Nights are free of charge, although we suggest a $5 donation per family to defray the costs, and parking on campus costs $2/hr or a maximum of $14.

Visitor Nights are open to the public so feel free to forward this message along to friends and neighbors who might be interested. These nights are fun for the entire family - children, teens, parents and grandparents. Although no reservations are required, we would greatly appreciate your RSVP on-line at to assist our planning and logistics.
For more infomation about Visitor Night, see our Frequently Asked Questions page at

Please remember to dress warmly because it can be cold and bring along flashlights easily see your way down the observatory's gravel road.  For more information on Visitor Nights, to obtain a poster, get driving and parking directions, or see our FAQ page, please go to our website at  If you want to be added or deleted from our email list to which we sent notices of future Visitor Nights, please send an email to with a Subject line that says "Subscribe" or "Unsubscribe", respectively.

We're looking forward to seeing you at the Observatory!