In the fall semester of 2006, the JMU Physics & Astronomy Department debuted its Astronomy Park adjacent to the Physics & Chemistry building. JMU has constructed a platform with permanently mounted telescope piers for six 10" equatorially mounted Meade telescopes and one free-standing 14" Celestron telescope. All of these telescopes are outfitted with SBIG CCD cameras and a spectrometer. JMU offers public access or star parties utilizing these telescopes on the last Thursday of each month through the academic semester. If it is cloudy on that night, the following Saturday is used as a backup. Friend "JMUPlanetarium" on Facebook to keep informed about the star parties and planetarium activities.

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