Tom McCague, retired associate professor, hosts the viewings. An amateur astronomer for more than 40 years, McCague built the telescope using common hardware store items and donated it to the college. The telescope is a 6½-foot Newtonian reflecting model with a 13-inch diameter.
Observers should dress for the weather, wear insect repellent and bring binoculars if they have any. Occasionally, the International Space Station passes into view. This season should lend to good views of the rings and moons of Saturn and a decent shot of Mars.