112 63rd Drive, Union Grove, WI 53182
Friday, September 13th, 2013 8:00 to 11:00 PM
The Racine Astronomical Society invites you to come out to our public night and view the heavens through our telescopes. We will have the observatory telescopes open and many of the club’s members will have their telescopes available to view through. Depending on what is up each night, we will view the moon, planets, and many deep sky objects.
The Racine Astronomical Society was established in 1956 to promote interest in astronomy among amateurs and the Racine area public. Membership is open to anyone interested in astronomy. The Modine-Benstead Observatory is located 4 miles west of I-94 at the intersection of County Highway A and 63rd Drive in Union Grove.
The Modine-Benstead Observatory includes two domed observatories as part of the facility. The main building includes the 16-inch telescope, an observation deck, library and meeting room. The smaller domed building houses our 14-inch telescope.
Public night open house events are held monthly from April through October and there is no charge for admission or parking. Your many questions are expected and welcomed, since part of our club mission is to educate and inspire each of you to participate in the world of amateur astronomy.
For more information visit our web site at: www.rasastro.org