Widener to resume viewing sessions

CHESTER If you caught the stargazing bug during the recent Perseid meteor shower, you will be happy to know that the Widener University Observatory is to soon resume public viewing sessions.

The first event is to be at 8 p.m. Sept. 11, when astronomers of all levels are invited to check out the stars, planets, and everything else in space using the school's 12- and 16-inch computerized reflecting telescopes on the fifth floor of Kirkbride Hall, 17th and Walnut Streets, Chester.

The sessions are to run throughout the 2015-16 academic year on Monday nights and one Friday a month.

Participants are encouraged to register. Groups will be considered.

For further sessions and information on how to register, go to or call 610-499-4003. - Mari A. Schaefer