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Summer Solstice Learning In The Sky At UTC’s Jones Observatory

The Clarence T. Jones Observatory
The Clarence T. Jones Observatory

To mark this year’s summer solstice, the Clarence T. Jones Observatory - part of our campus, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - is opening its doors for a free public seminar this week.

The seminar at the Art Deco-style observatory - designed by Jones and built in 1938 - is Thursday from 10 AM to Noon at 10 N. Tuxedo Drive.

Parking is available behind Brainerd United Methodist Church.

Dr. Keenan Dungey heads the Department of Chemistry and Physics here at UTC.

Kevin Hon is president of the Barnard Astronomical Society.

Summer Solstice 2024 at UTC’s Clarence T. Jones Observatory.

For more information, visit utc.edu and search for the Clarence T. Jones Observatory. Also, check out the Barnard Astronomical Society at barnardastronomy.org.

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