Stephens Memorial Observatory of Hiram College will be open from 8 to 10 tonight, participating in the annual International Observe the Moon Night.
Visitors will observe the first quarter moon through Hiram's 112-year-old telescope that provides lunar views of remarkable contrast and detail, at multiple levels of magnification. If time and conditions permit, other astronomical objects may be seen.
If cloud cover prevents the moon from being seen, the observatory will not open.
The observatory is located on Wakefield Road (S.R. 82), less than a quarter-mile west of S.R. 700 in Hiram.
For updates and more information, check StephensObservatory.org or @StephensObs on Twitter.
For more information on International Observe the Moon Night, visit http://www.ObserveTheMoonNight.org.
No reservations are required and there is no admission fee for observatory public nights. Cloudy skies at the starting time cancel the event and, in that case, the observatory will not open. There is no parking at the observatory; visitors may park on permissible side streets or in the nearby parking lot of Harrison's Hideaway Convenience Store, 6821 Wakefield Road, a short distance east of the observatory.