This semester’s last chance to look through telescope is Friday

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On October 19, 2009

Everyone is invited to this semester’s final opportunity to view the moon and Jupiter through Missouri S&T’s 16-inch telescope. Weather permitting, the Observatory will open its doors at 7 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 23.

moon.jpg Visitors’ Night at the Observatory is free of charge and no reservations are required. Children are welcome to attend but must be accompanied by an adult.

2009 is the International Year of Astronomy, a commemoration of Galileo’s discovery of the telescope 400 years ago and other astronomical milestones.

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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