Middlebury

June 27, 2002

Contact: Travis Fahey

802-443-5794

tfahey@middlebury.edu

Posted: June 27, 2002

MIDDLEBURY, Vt.-On two Wednesday
evenings-July 17 and 31-from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Middlebury College
will offer stargazing from Bicentennial Hall's rooftop observatory, weather
permitting. The summer observatory series is sponsored by the Middlebury
College physics department. Admission is free.

Since cloud cover obscures
visibility, the open house nights will take place only if the sky is reasonably
clear. If the weather appears uncertain, call the observatory at 802-443-2266
after 6 p.m. on the evening of an open house for a status report.

Bicentennial Hall is located
on Bicentennial Way on the western edge of the Middlebury College campus.
Visitors should follow state Route 125 West from the village center through
the campus. Bicentennial Way, which is the second right after the flashing
light at the crest of the hill, leads to a parking lot and Bicentennial
Hall. Enter the building and take the elevators to the top floor, following
the signs.