Starring role

for Widener

CHESTER Widener University is hosting a stargazing session on Tuesday evening for area teachers who, in turn, can share their celestial gleanings with the earthlings they teach.

The session, scheduled from 7 to 8 p.m., with a cloud date of Nov. 19, is free and will be held at the school's observatory.

In addition, Widener is hosting public viewings at the observatory on Mondays from 6 to 7 p.m., when planets are visible in the western sky, and on Fridays from 8 to 9 p.m., when stars are rising in the east, said astronomy professor Harry Augensen.

He said up to 60 people can be accommodated per session. The main telescope, he said, is a 16-inch diameter Meade Cassegrain, with portable 12-inch telescopes that can be wheeled out when attendance is high.

To register visit or call 610-499-4003.

- Inquirer staff