The moon and Jupiter will be visible after sunset on Friday, Sept. 1, and amateur astronomers and curious skywatchers will be able to view them through the University of Missouri-Rolla Observatory’s 16-inch telescope.
Weather permitting, the UMR Observatory will open its doors on three Friday evenings throughout the fall semester. Visitors’ Nights will be held at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1; at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29; and at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1. They are free of charge and no reservations are required. Viewing is subject to weather conditions.
Built in 1973, the UMR Observatory is adjacent to UMR’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 UMR, at 573-341-4369 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .