The public is invited to view the moon through Missouri University of Science and Technology’s 16-inch telescope on three evenings this fall.
The Missouri S&T Observatory will open its doors at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, to view the moon on the first Visitors’ Night of the semester. The sky must be clear for observing and session length will vary.
Visitors’ Night at the Observatory is free and open to the public. No reservations are required. Each observing session is open-ended. Children are welcome to attend but must be accompanied by an adult.
The observatory will offer two additional opportunities to view the skies this fall, at 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, and at 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30. Viewing is subject to weather conditions.
The Missouri S&T Observatory is located at 1550 N. Bishop Ave. (Highway 63 North), adjacent to the university’s Stonehenge replica, north of 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.