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
Weather permitting, the UMR Observatory will open its doors at 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 19. Visitors’ Nights at the UMR Observatory are free of charge and
no reservations are required. Children are welcome, but should be supervised by
The observatory will again open its doors to allow the public to view the
moon during the fall semester at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16. Viewing is subject to
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
For more information contact Dr. John L. Schmitt, associate professor of
physics at UMR, at 573-341-4369 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .