The Tellus Observatory gives visitors a view of the night sky through a 20″ telescope perfect for viewing the Moon and planets in our solar system.
The observatory also houses a seismograph used to detect earthquakes all over the world.
Tours of the observatory are available during special events, such as lectures and Family Science Nights.
Friday, November 7, 2014
8 PM – 11 PM
Members: $15 | Non-members: $30
Advance registration for members until October 17 – please call (770) 606-5700 ext 417.
FOR AGES 8 AND UP, NO EXCEPTIONS.
This workshop is limited to only 60 participants so don’t delay in signing up!
Be prepared to be introduced into the world of digital astronomy. Through the Museum’s partnership with the Smithsonian Institution we are training a select few on how we operate the MicroObservatory robotic telescopes sited at Smithsonian observatories in Arizona and Massachusetts. You will learn how to download and process images that you have instructed the robotic telescopes to capture. Your homework will be to share your best images with Tellus, which we will select to exhibit in the museum. You’ll see your own images that YOU have taken and processed on exhibit at Tellus – pretty cool!
* This workshop will happen rain or shine. In case of inclement weather, the Observatory will be limited to tours only. The Observatory is not heated or air-conditioned so please dress accordingly.
**Pre-paid reservations required for all workshops; please call (770) 606-5700 ext. 417 to register. Cancellation policy: 48 hours before for full refund. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult