The University of Missouri–St. Louis Department of Physics and Astronomy will hold a public viewing of Saturn, Mars, Venus, Ring Nebula and Hercules Cluster at 9 p.m. June 19 at the Richard D. Schwarz Observatory. The viewing is free and open to the public.

All open houses include a viewing of the first-quarter moon, along with additional nebulae and galaxies. In the case of inclement weather, the open house will be at 9 p.m. on June 20.

Call 314-516-5706 for directions and information about the observatory. The Richard D. Schwartz Observatory is located at Florissant Rd. and Rosedale Dr. at UMSL, One University Blvd. in St. Louis County (63121).

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Kylie Shafferkoetter

Kylie Shafferkoetter

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