posted by: bueter
The 2014 football clash between Notre Dame and Michigan is dubbed The Albireo Game–well, at least among a few sciency folks. On the preceding Friday night, Sept. 9, telescopes set up in downtown South Bend, IN, will be targeting the visual binary star Albireo (actually, a triple) in the constellation Cygnus the Swan.
Members of Michiana Astronomical Society Inc. (MAS) and of the University of Notre Dame Department of Physics will ask passers-by to observe the star, judge its prominent colors, and then cast a vote. Is the star pair Blue & Gold, or Maize & Blue?
We invite you to join us at the intersection of Washington and Michigan Streets to support your team colors. Proceeds from the campaign will benefit AstroCamp (in Michigan) and Art 2 Science camp (in Notre Dame, IN). More info is at www.nightwise.org/blog/albireo/.