Middlebury

August 7, 2002

Contact: S. Adrianne
Tucker

802-443-5629

satucker@middlebury.edu

Posted:August 7, 2002

MIDDLEBURY,
VT
-On
two Wednesday evenings-Aug. 7 and 14-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.