PHY 115: Descriptive Astronomy

Dr. Matt Marone
Mercer University, Department of Physics 1400 Coleman Ave. Macon GA 31207
Phone: 478-301-2597, FAX: 478 301-2598,

We will be out observing in the field.  You are required to read and comply with the policies and suggestions found at the following links:
These guideline were developed for Biology classes, but the general safety ideas apply to us.

Tick Dangers
Mosquito Borne Diseases
Transportation Policy and Field work

You will sign a statement that you read and understood these policies before you are allowed to attend the observing sessions.

Since the weather will be cold in the winter, you should dress appropriately.
Dress in layers and bring or wear the following items: Hat, Jacket, Gloves, Long underwear, Blankets. A thermos with a warm drink is helpful
A red LED flashlight is required, no white lights are allowed

Local Astronomy Clubs

The Middle Georgia Astronomical Society

We will use several different telescopes.  Most of our observing will be done with a Meade LX200 8"
You may download the instruction manual at the link below.

Here is the latest Clear Sky Clock prediction for Macon GA