View the moon, Mars and Saturn at UMR Observatory Friday

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On April 5, 2006

The University of Missouri-Rolla physics department will host a Visitors’ Night at UMR’s astronomical observatory at 9 p.m. Friday, April 7. The public is invited to view the moon, Mars and Saturn through the observatory’s 16-inch telescope.

There is no admission charge and no reservations are required. Viewing is subject to weather conditions. The observatory is located on the UMR campus adjacent to the Stonehenge replica near 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 (573) 341-4369 or email

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