The moon and Jupiter will be visible after sunset on Friday, Oct. 10, and amateur astronomers and curious skywatchers will be able to view them at Missouri S&T using its observatory’s 16-inch telescope.
Weather permitting, the Missouri S&T Observatory will open its doors at 7:30 p.m. Visitors’ Night at the Observatory is free of charge and no reservations are required.
The observatory will offer an additional opportunity to view the moon and Jupiter this fall 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.