Thursday, July 12, 2018
Astronomy at Allegheny!!
We went to the observatory on campus and used their telescope to examine the night sky! The massive telescope dates back 100 years; it was a true relic! We learned about the motions of the stars and planets, and identified the big and little dipper, the three stars of the summer triangle (Vega, Deneb, and Altair), Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn! The telescope was so powerful we could clearly see Saturn's rings, and Jupiter's moons!