Astronomy, Oceanography, and Precision Timekeeping

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NEW Date: Monday, April 24, 2017 from 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm, the previous tour time was no longer available before all birthdate info was sent to us. Please send your birthdate info the same time you register. Space limited!

Astronomy, Oceanography, and Precision Timekeeping

Join us on an exciting tour to the US Naval Observatory on Monday, April 24, 2017 from 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm for FREE!  This tour is limited to Harvard Club members and their guests.
 

The tour will include a presentation of the Mission and History of the Naval Observatory, a description of USNO's timekeeping responsibilities with a presentation on the history of precision timekeeping, and (weather permitting) viewing of celestial objects through the historic 1895-vintage 12-inch Alvan Clark refractor telescope with an astronomer.  USNO serves as the official source of time for the U.S. Department of Defense and a standard of time for the entire United States.
 

Considerable walking on hilly ground in darkness during the tour--please consider this important safety precaution before registering. Members are urged to wear shoes with more treads to prevent slipping/fall. Many of the buildings do not have easy access for wheelchairs, strollers, etc.
 

Only up to 20 spaces are allowed per group.  The current tour date of April 24, 2017 is tentative as we all must provide the names and dates-of-birth of all individuals in the group before a reservation can be made. We will confirm the tour date once we receive confirmation from USNO.

RSVP by February 19 by following the steps below:


  1. Click here to RSVP  
     
  2.  Email our Executive Director, Caren Pauley (caren@harvard-dc.org), or call her at 202-337-1300 to provide your date of birth.  Due to privacy reasons, we do not collect or store personal information in our event registration system.
     

Any questions, please contact Ilin (Ilin.chuang@gmail.com). 

http://www.usno.navy.mil/USNO

http://www.usno.navy.mil/USNO/tours-events/tour-information
 

Location: 3450 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20392

Transportation:

1) Nearest Metro: Woodley Park-Zoo station, ~1.3 miles to the Observatory by foot.

2) Parking: street parking. 

3) Everyone should enter through the South Gate, near New Zealand Embassy (37 Observatory Circle, NW, Washington, DC)

Security: USNO is a military installation, all adult visitors will be required to present a valid government-issued photo ID (Passport, Driver's License, etc.).  Punctuality is a MUST!

When: Monday, 04/24/17 at 8:30pm - 10:30pm | iCal

Where:

The US Naval Observatory
3450 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20392
 

 

When: Monday, 04/24/17 at 8:30pm - 10:30pm | iCal

Where:

The US Naval Observatory
3450 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20392

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