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Next Conway Open House

Prepping for the 2017 Solar Eclipse

***DAYTIME EVENT***

Saturday, June 24th

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 

Open House Update:  6/24/17 at 7:00 am

 Weather Forecast for the open house

 1:00 pm:  71 degrees, partly cloudy with 35% cloud cover

 2:00 pm:  71 degrees, partly cloudy with 32% cloud cover

 3:00 pm:  71 degrees, clear with 27% cloud cover 

Schedule:  At 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm, and 2:30 pm, a short, very basic program about the August Solar Eclipse will be presented in the Observatory’s downstairs classroom.  The 15 to 20 minute program will explain, in layman terms, what causes a solar eclipse, why this eclipse is special, what you can expect to see in NW Indiana, and most importantly, how to view the eclipse safely.  In addition, members of the Society will have their telescopes and binoculars equipped with special solar filters to give visitors a view of the Sun using both white light and hydrogen-alpha filters.  Of course, observing the sun will be dependent on clear sky conditions. 

Regardless of weather conditions, the program “Prepping for the Solar Eclipse” will go on as scheduled.

Contact us at: infocasonline@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

 




Astronomy Resources

Browse through astronomy links

Interesting links regarding astronomy and of the local area around the observatory.


Weather
Find out he latest up-to-date weather forecast before heading out to the Conway Observatory.

Space Weather
See the latest Space weather from the NOAA Space weather Prediction site.

Satellites
Find information on satellites, the space station and the Hubble telescope.

NIRo Telescope
The NSF-funded Northwest Indiana Robotic (NIRo) Telescope is PUC’s premiere optical astronomical telescope. The observatory is located at Buckley Homestead County Park along with the Conway Observatory.

Lake County Parks
Provides a listing of all the major parks in Lake County. Gives information, pictures, and locations.

Challeger Learning Center
The Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana opened its doors in 1999 on the Purdue Calumet Campus.

Merrillville Planetarium
The Merrillville Community Planetarium is part of the Merrillville Community School Corporation, a K-12 public school system in Northwest Indiana.

Mt. Brownewell
Located in one of the most light pollution free places left in the State of Indiana, Mt. Brownewell Observatory is the culmination of over 30 years of experience in amateur astronomy.

Illiana Corridor
Concerning the proposed Illiana Expressway and its impact on Conway Observatory.

 

 

Astronomy and other resources

Eyes on the Solar System
"Eyes on the Solar System" is a 3-D environment full of real NASA mission data. Explore the cosmos from your computer. Hop on an asteroid. Fly with NASA's Voyager spacecraft. See the entire solar system moving in real time. It's up to you. You control space and time.

Messier45
Messier45.com provides tools for the deep sky observer, the map, the lists of objects and observation projects.

Celestia
The free space simulation that lets you explore our universe in three dimensions. Excellent software with tons of add-ons.

Sky Marvels
SkyMarvels is your "gateway" to astronomy interactives, animations and videos galore! Interact with Universe!

Astronomy Picture of the Day
Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with brief explanations written by a professional astronomer.

100,000 Stars
An interactive 3D visualization of the stellar neighborhood, including over 100,000 nearby stars. Created for the Google Chrome browser.

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