Can you believe that despite the advent of space telescopes and launching many space probes, we have only observed a minor fraction of the known Universe?
That doesn’t even take into account the Universe that we have no knowledge of at this time. Even so, you can explore the night sky through the lens of a telescope at the Museum of Arts and Sciences
After Sky Over Macon, if the sky is clear, you can view the night sky through several powerful telescopes of different types in the Museum’s Observatory, including 8-, 10- and 14-inch Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrains, 17-inch Dobsonian, and our recently-commissioned Meade LX200, a 10-inch commercial telescope just like the one that recorded the 2012 impact on the planet Jupiter.
The Observatory roof is rolled back and MAS telescopes are pointed at some of the most fantastic sights in the sky. One might see “shooting stars,” which are really meteors, or more spectacular fireballs that originated as asteroids.
The Observatory is free for everyone—however, donations are encouraged and greatly appreciated!
Current Lunar Phase in the Northern Hemisphere
Lunar Phases Defined
If you interested in finding out more about telescopes, check out the History of Telescopes.
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