Looking at life through a 20-inch telescope in Danbury

January 31, 2017

DANBURY - If you’ve always wanted to look at nebulae in the night but never had a 20-inch, computer-controlled Ritchey-Chretien reflector telescope, Western Connecticut State University has an opportunity for you.

The university will host Saturday evening shows starting in late February at the WCSU Planetarium and Observatory on the Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension.

The evenings will feature a one-hour planetarium show and a telescope viewing of the moon, Jupiter, star systems, and nebulae - space clouds of gas and dust that are visible during late winter and spring, according to a release.

The first evening is Feb. 25.

Admission is free.

The telescope viewing part of the evening is sometimes canceled if there is too much cloud cover.

Those interested in attending are encouraged to call 203-837-8672 on the day of the event.