View the moon at the S&T Observatory this March

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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. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T Observatory announces September Visitors’ Night

fullmoon2010The public is invited to take a closer look at the harvest moon through Missouri University of Science and Technology Observatory’s 16-inch telescope on Monday, Sept. 12.

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Mining on the moon is a not-so-distant possibility

While lunar mining might some day be economically feasible for countries and companies, a Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher believes strongly that mining in space is essential to the very survival of our species.

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View Jupiter and the moon through S&T’s telescope on Nov. 7

Amateur astronomers and curious skywatchers can view Jupiter and the moon after sunset on Friday, Nov. 7, at Missouri S&T using its observatory’s 16-inch telescope.

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View the moon and Jupiter at S&T’s Observatory on Oct. 10

The moon and Jupiter will be visible after sunset on Friday, Oct. 10, and amateur astronomers and curious skywatchers will be able to view them at Missouri S&T using its observatory’s 16-inch telescope.

Weather permitting, the Missouri S&T Observatory will open its doors at 7:30 p.m. Visitors’ Night at the Observatory is free of charge and no reservations are required.

The observatory will offer an additional opportunity to view the moon and Jupiter this fall at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7. Viewing is subject to weather conditions.

Built in 1973, the Missouri S&T Observatory is adjacent to the university’s Stonehenge replica on Highway 63 North, north of V.H. McNutt Hall and west of St. Patrick’s Lane. For more information contact Dr. John L. Schmitt, associate professor of physics at Missouri S&T, at 573-341-4369 or email jschmitt@mst.edu.

Missouri S&T physics department to hold Visitors’ Night at the

The Missouri University of Science and Technology physics department is
sponsoring the final Visitors’ Night for the spring 2008 semester at the
Missouri S&T Observatory.

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View the moon at UMR’s Observatory Nov. 16

The moon will be visible after sunset on Friday, Nov. 16, and amateur
astronomers, curious skywatchers and the general public will be able to view it
through the University of Missouri-Rolla Observatory’s 16-inch telescope.
Viewing is subject to weather conditions.

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UMR Observatory to host Visitors’ Night Oct. 19

The moon will be visible after sunset on Friday, Oct. 19, and amateur
astronomers, curious skywatchers and the general public will be able to view
them through the University of Missouri-Rolla Observatory’s 16-inch
telescope.

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View the sky Friday evening

The University of Missouri-Rolla physics department is sponsoring a Visitors’ Night at the UMR Observatory beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21. The moon and Jupiter will be visible through the university’s 16-inch telescope.

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The moon and Saturn to be viewed at UMR Observatory

The moon and Saturn will be visible after sunset on Friday, April 27, and amateur astronomers and curious skywatchers will be able to view them through the University of Missouri-Rolla Observatory’s 16-inch telescope.

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