Southwestern’s large research-quality reflecting telescope was donated to the Physics Department by Max Allen, a local engineer and builder who was also an amateur astronomer. This instrument is used by faculty and students for research, and programs of general interest to the public are conducted each month during the academic year.
YOGA UNDER THE STARS: A Fundraiser for Education and Public Outreach Activities at the Fountainwood Observatory.
SATURDAY, March 28, 2015
Join Moksha Yoga at the Southwestern University Fountainwood Observatory to experience yoga and explore celestial wonders with telescopes under the night sky. The yoga portion of the evening will be lead by Anna Easterling. On hand to guide viewing will be S.U. Physics Department faculty and talented observers from the Williamson County Astronomy Club. The yoga session will be held from 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM.
Following the yoga practice at 9:00 PM various telescopes will be available to look through. The viewing portion of the evening is free and open to the general public. We respectfully ask the general public not participating in the yoga practice to wait till 9:00 PM so that a quiet and meditative atmosphere can be maintained for those participating in the yoga practice.
Proceeds collected at the event will help support the education and public outreach efforts of SU's Fountainwood Observatory. Suggested donation amount for attending is $5 to $10.
Space is limited for the yoga practice. Please RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
SPRING 2015 OBSERVATORY EVENTS
Sun and Moon data from the USNO website.
Public Night, Saturday, January 24, 2015, 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM CST.
Public Night, Sunday, March 1, 2015, 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM CST.
Yoga Under the Stars Fundraiser Event, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
Public Night, Saturday, April 25, 2015, 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM CDT.
Best of Austin
The Austin Chronicle gave the Fountainwood Observatory a Best of Austin Award. Read what they said about the observatory’s public viewing nights here.