Rochester College to host “Evening Under the Stars”

In a recent press release, Rochester College’s Science Department announced it is hosting an “Evening Under the Stars,” which will provide information and viewing of celestial objects, on Saturday, July 26, in the Richardson Academic Center, room HL115.

Rochester College's new dome, which houses a Meade LX200 Schmidt Cassegrain 14-inch telescope.

Rochester College’s new dome, which houses a Meade LX200 Schmidt Cassegrain 14-inch telescope.

This astronomy event features Gerry Chevrier, a member of NASA’s Solar System Ambassador program. The evening begins at 9 p.m. with an informative presentation about a star cluster, nebulae, galaxy and planet. The group will head outside from 10 p.m. to midnight for viewing of the celestial objects on RC’s new dome and Meade LX200 Schmidt Cassegrain 14-inch telescope, which is equipped with a video camera for easy viewing.

The RC Science Department will also have a few other telescopes set up for viewing. Guests are also welcome to bring their own telescopes. All ages are welcome. For more information, contact Dr. David Brackney at

Founded in 1959, Rochester College is an accredited, independent liberal arts college that pursues academic excellence in a Christian setting. With more than 1,100 students, both in traditional, adult learning and early college programs, RC offers bachelor degree programs at four locations and a master’s degree in religious education. For more information about Rochester College, visit

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