March 6, 10 to 11 p.m.
College of Natural Sciences
McDonald Observatory

Live Deep Sky Tour

Science
Age group: All Ages

Take part in a special night time Explore UT program, starting at 10 p.m. and join us for live views of several astronomical targets from the dark skies at McDonald Observatory in West Texas. Your host Stephen Hummel will show you views from a camera attached to a research-grade 16" telescope at the Frank N. Bash Visitors Center. Together, you’ll explore a variety of deep-sky objects and discuss the tools and methods astronomers use to learn about them. The targets, weather permitting, will be: 1. Messier 42, the "Orion Nebula" 2. NGC 2261, "Hubble's Variable Nebula" 3. Messier 46 and NGC 2438 4. Messier 1, the "Crab Nebula" 5. NGC 4435-NGC 4438, the "Eyes Galaxies" 6. Messier 101, the "Pinwheel Galaxy." Moderators in the live chat will be taking questions, and the host will take more at the end. Can't make the live stream? This event will be recorded and remain on the observatory channel. In the event of poor weather, previously taken images will be shown.