Louisiana State University

Undergraduate Research Week event: Stargazing on the roof of Nicholson Hall

Explore the galaxy! LSU physics faculty and students will be on hand to teach visitors as they view the night sky through a telescope on the rooftop observatory of Nicholson Hall.  There is a”rain date” on the next day (Sunday) at the same time of day as Saturday. If the weather is mostly cloudy, there will not be any observing, as there will not be any celestial body to see.  Entry to the building should be by the door in the middle of the south side of Nicholson Hall. People will then be directed to climb the stairs up to the roof.  The observatory was built in the late 1930’s and is not handicapped accessible.Admission is free and you need not bring anything.

This event is part of LSU Undergraduate Research Week.  The first 150 undergraduate students to post photos of themselves at two different Undergraduate Research Week events and tag @lsudiscover will win a t-shirt!

Check out more Undergraduate Research Week events at this link: lsu.edu/discover/undergraduate-research-week/

Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Nicholson Hall, Landolt Astronomical Observatory

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Target Audience






Department of Physics & Astronomy


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