Celestial giant visible at Missouri S&T’s Observatory Nov. 4

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On October 21, 2011

The fifth planet from the Sun and the largest in our solar system, Jupiter is more than twice the size of all the other planets combined and 318 times the size of Earth.


The public is invited to view Jupiter and the moon through Missouri University of Science and Technology’s 16-inch telescope on Friday, Nov. 4. The Missouri S&T Observatory will open its doors at 8 p.m. The sky must be clear for observing. The session length will vary.

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 jschmitt@mst.edu.

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