Missouri S&T Observatory to host Visitors’ Night

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On September 1, 2008

The moon and Jupiter will be visible after sunset on Friday, Sept. 12, and
amateur astronomers and curious skywatchers will be able to view them through
Missouri S&T Observatory’s 16-inch telescope.

Weather permitting, the Missouri S&T Observatory will open its doors at
8 p.m. Visitors’ Night at the Observatory is free of charge and no reservations
are required.

The observatory will offer two additional opportunities to view the moon and
Jupiter this fall, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, and at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov.
7. Viewing is subject to weather conditions.

Built in 1973, the Missouri S&T Observatory is adjacent to the
university’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 Missouri S&T, at 573-341-4369 or
email jschmitt@mst.edu .

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