View the beauty of Saturn’s rings on May 1

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On April 24, 2009

Friday, May 1, will be the final opportunity this spring for the public to view Saturn and the moon during Visitors’ Night at Missouri S&T’s Astronomical Observatory. Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and is the second largest in the solar system. Its ring system makes the planet one of the most beautiful objects in the solar system.

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for saturn2.jpg Weather permitting, the Observatory will open its doors at 8 p.m. to view the sky through the university’s 16-inch telescope. Visitors’ Nights at the Observatory are free of charge and no reservations are required. Children are welcome to attend but must be accompanied by an adult.

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

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