The public will be able to learn about astrobiology and experience Delaware State University’s recently restored observatory telescope during an Open House at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 in the Mishoe Science Center (North).
The event is free and open to the public. The event will begin with a presentation on “Astrobiology: Life in the Universe,” in
room 223 of the Mishoe Science Center (North), followed by a visit to the observatory where attendees will have an opportunity to see the telescope and, if weather permits, look through its lenses.
If the sky is clear on that night, it may be possible to see the two most distant planets in the solar system, Uranus and Neptune.
The observatory and its telescope were a part of the original 1964 construction of the Science Center under the leadership of Dr. Luna I. Mishoe, the then-president of Delaware State College. Years later, the observatory fell into disuse due maintenance
DSU began repairing the telescope in 2014 and began public viewings again in the summer of 2017.