The public will be able to view the heavens through the University of Missouri-Rolla Observatory’s 16-inch telescope at a Visitors’ Night on Friday, Sept. 29.
Weather permitting, the UMR Observatory will open its doors on two more Friday evenings this fall semester. Visitors’ Nights will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29 and at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1. This public service is free of charge and no reservations are required.
“Children accompanied by parents are always welcome,” says Dr. John L. Schmitt, associate professor of physics at UMR. “However, 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 Schmitt at 573-341-4369 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .