top of page
Nighttime stargazing!
Nighttime stargazing!

Sun, Jun 25



Nighttime stargazing!

Dr. Kevin Faherty and Williams College students will again host an evening of stargazing, but at a later time of day - when it gets dark in June! Plan on seeing Venus, Mars, and the Moon. Please note the library will be closed at this time.

Registration is closed
See other events

Time & Location

Jun 25, 2023, 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Williamstown, 1095 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

About the Event

Dr. Faherty thinks that we will most likely look at Venus, Mars, and the Moon.  Both the Moon and Venus will be in a quarter phase, and we should be able to see the non-circular appearance of Venus through the telescope. The phases of Venus, and the fact that, unlike the Moon, the size of Venus changes as it goes through its phases was one of the first pieces of evidence for the heliocentric model of the solar system, dating back to Galileo's observations. Venus is also going to be a target for a couple of upcoming NASA missions, Davinci and Veritas, which will launch sometime in the next decade.

The library will be closed at this time, but we hope the lack of artificial light will enhance the stargazing experience.

Share This Event

bottom of page