View the moon at the S&T Observatory this March

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On February 24, 2017.

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Image courtesy of NASA

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Image courtesy of NASA

The public is invited to view the moon through Missouri University of Science and Technology’s 16-inch-diameter telescope on Tuesday, March 7.

The Missouri S&T Observatory will open its doors at 8:30 p.m. that night for the viewing. The sky must be clear for observing and the session length will vary.

Viewings at the observatory are free of charge and no reservations are required. Each observing session is open-ended. Children are welcome to attend but must be accompanied by an adult. All visitors must be able to ascend a short set of stairs in order to view the object through the telescope.

This is the third scheduled Visitors’ Night this semester. Other Visitors’ Nights will take place on March 21, April 3 and April 27. All viewings are subject to weather conditions.

Built in 1973, the Missouri S&T Observatory is located at 1550 N. Bishop Ave. (Highway 63 North), adjacent to the university’s Stonehenge replica, north of McNutt Hall and west of St. Patrick’s Lane.

For more information, or to have your email address added to an event notification mailing list for future updates and weather cancellation notices, contact Ken Goss by email at ken.goss@mst.edu.

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2 thoughts on “View the moon at the S&T Observatory this March”

  • Charlotte Hamilton says:

    wonder if that should read 16 ft not inches??

    • mm Andrew Careaga says:

      Hi Charlotte – Thanks for your question. The telescope is 16 inches in diameter, so the description is correct, but could be more accurate. We will clarify. Thanks!

      Andrew Careaga
      Missouri S&T marketing and communications