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Outreach from a Small Observatory
  Location: HC 3027
  Date: Tuesday, Aug.2
  Time: 1:15 PM -3:15 PM
  Author: James Conwell, Eastern Illinois University
2175816343, jconwell@eiu.edu
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: In the fall of 2004 the Eastern Illinois University Physics Department dedicated its new observatory. Built with student help and private donations, it has been central to the department's community outreach through its monthly open houses. More than 1600 visitors came in the year 2010 alone. Community support in 2009, during the UN International Year of Astronomy, allowed us to have a year-long celebration, centering on a lecture series, an observatory blog (EIU Astro at 240,000 visitors), and in cooperation with the art department, a museum exhibit on Art and Archeo-astronomy.
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