The Missouri University of Science and Technology physics department is
sponsoring Visitors’ Nights at the Missouri S&T Observatory during the
The first observatory night will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, during
which the moon and Mars should be visible. Observatory nights are also
scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday, March 14, and 9 p.m. Friday, April 11, during
which the moon, Mars, and Saturn should be visible.
“Visitors’ Nights are scheduled for the first quarter moon, and we also view
whatever planets or other bright objects that are in the night sky at that time
and date,” says Dr. John L. Schmitt, Missouri S&T associate professor of
Viewing is free of charge and no reservations are required, however, are
subject to the weather.
The Missouri S&T Observatory is located north of McNutt Hall and near
St. Patrick’s Lane on the Missouri S&T campus.
For more information contact Schmitt at 573 341-4369 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.