Observatory at High School Open to Public on Friday
Anybody is invited to get a telescopic glimpse of stars and planets.
The Ocean City High School observatory will be open to the public 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Friday (March 1) for the viewing of Jupiter, Orion and Gemini.
The forecast calls for a mostly sunny day on Friday, but clouds are expected to move in for Friday night (with a low temperature of 29 degrees). Any cancellation of the Friday observations will be posted on the district website by 5 p.m.
The observatory is located behind Ocean City High School near Carey Stadium. People who attend are asked to enter the observatory from the beach block of Fifth Street. There is no fee to the public.
Astronomy teacher Dr. John Herrmann will be on hand to guide new stargazers.
The new observatory was dedicated in September on city property adjacent to Ocean City High School. The private, nonprofit Ocean City Education Foundation and the Ocean City Free Public Library donated money to create the unique educational resource at the high school.