Observatory Events & News


Solar eclipse events!

The Great American Solar Eclipse has ended, but you can find out about all the things we did for the eclipse at the Berry College Solar Eclipse web page.

Upcoming Events

  • (POSTPONED - to be rescheduled, date TBD) Sunday, October 8, 8:30-10:30 PM: Star Party at Pew Observatory featuring the Draconid meteor shower, Saturn, the Ring Nebula, the Andromeda galaxy, M 13, and the moon rising late.
Past Events

Observatory News

  • We are hoping to raise funds to construct a new observatory facility. The plan is to purchase two pre-fab buildings (one roll-off roof structure, and one small dome). We are considering changing the location of the observatory, perhaps moving it to a more convenient site near Frost Chapel.
  • Our old Celestron 14 inch SCT has been refurbished with a new corrector plate. We aren't sure when we will get this telescope set up. It may need to wait for a new observatory building.

Berry Astrophotography

We are in the early stages of creating a program of astrophotography at Berry College. At this time we are still working on autoguiding, as well as image processing. However, we have taken some unguided images of relatively bright objects that require only short exposure times. We also got some excellent images of the 2012 Venus transit. More information and images are available on the following pages:
Todd K. Timberlake ( ttimberlake@berry.edu)