Located at the southeast corner of the Valparaiso University campus, the Valpo Observatory houses a 16 inch, computer-controlled reflecting telescope used for undergraduate instruction and research under the direction of Professor Bruce Hrivnak. Data are acquired from a variety of stellar objects using a spectrophotometer and a CCD camera. Students work on the analysis of this data in a small attached building as well as in the Neils Science Center.
Open house schedule:
*All open houses are from 8:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Friday, March 22
Friday, April 5
Friday, April 19
Friday, May 3 *A special lecture presented by Professor Todd Hillwig starting at 7:30 p.m.