McCormick Observatory

by thesoontobemurrys

Just on the west-side of UVA’s grounds is the McCormick Observatory.   On the first and third Fridays of the month, UVA opens the observatory to the public so you can observe the stars and planets through the telescopes and to learn about any research work and history of the observatory. The observatory open at 9pm and there are a lot of visitors.

Charlie and I drove out to the observatory on Friday night and got to view a nebula in Orion’s sword, a start cluster, and Jupiter.  It was very cool and a fun (free) Friday night date idea!  photo