Observatory to host four Visitors’ Nights this spring

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On January 29, 2009

The moon and Venus will be visible after sunset on Friday, Feb. 6, and amateur astronomers and curious skywatchers will be able to view them through Missouri S&T Observatory’s 16-inch telescope.

Thumbnail image for Astronomy09.jpgWeather permitting, the Missouri S&T Observatory will open its doors at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6. Visitors’ Nights at the Observatory are free of charge and no reservations are required.

The observatory will offer another opportunity to view the moon and Venus at 7 p.m. Friday, March 6. There will also be opportunities to view the moon and Saturn at 8 p.m. on April 3 and again on May 1. 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 341-4369 or email jschmitt@mst.edu.

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