Last chance in 2010 to view the skies through S&T’s telescope

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On December 1, 2010

The public is invited to the final opportunity this semester to view the moon and Jupiter through Missouri University of Science and Technology’s 16-inch telescope. Weather permitting, the Missouri S&T Observatory will open its doors at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 10.

Jupiter is the fifth planet from the sun and the largest in the solar system. The moon will also be visible.

Visitors’ Night at the Observatory is free of charge and no reservations are required. Each observing session is open ended. 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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