Daytona Beach Campus

NEWS RELEASE

Embry-Riddle Invites Public to Astronomy Open House

Daytona Beach, FL., October 23, 2013

WHAT: Fall 2013 Astronomy Open House. The public is invited to join the staff of the Creekside Observatory and the Embry-Riddle Amateur Astronomy Club to view the night sky through the Observatory's many telescopes, including a 20-inch reflector, three 12-inch reflectors, a four-inch refractor, and a pair of giant binoculars. Step stools are provided so kids can reach the eyepieces.

WHERE: Embry-Riddle Creekside Observatory, 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL. View a map and directions to the observatory.

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 25, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

CONTACT: For the latest Astronomy Open House information, call (386) 226-6010 or e-mail Dr. Jason Aufdenberg at jason.aufdenberg@erau.edu.

Media contact is James Roddey, Communications and Media Relations Manager, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL; (386) 226-6198; james.roddey@erau.edu.

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