Missouri S&T Observatory to host moon viewing for November Visitors’ Night

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On November 8, 2018

Observatory night viewing. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

The public is invited to view the moon through Missouri S&T’s 16-inch-diameter telescope on Thursday, Nov. 15.

The Missouri S&T Observatory will open its doors at 6 p.m. for the viewing. The sky must be clear for observing, and the session length will vary.

The moon will be at 50 percent visibility for this event. Earth’s moon is the fifth largest moon in the solar system. The brightest and largest object in our night sky, the moon makes Earth a more livable planet by moderating our home planet’s wobble on its axis, leading to a relatively stable climate.

Viewings at the observatory are free of charge, and no reservations are required. Children are welcome to attend, but they must be accompanied by an adult.

Built in 1973, the Missouri S&T Observatory is located at 1550 N. Bishop Ave. (Highway 63), adjacent to the university’s Stonehenge replica, north of McNutt Hall and west of St. Patrick’s Lane.

For more information, or to have your email address added to an event notification mailing list for future updates and weather cancellation notices, contact Missouri S&T graduate student Amanda Wetzel by email at asw7v3@mst.edu.

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