Learn about planets, stars at observatory

Once again the University of Missouri–St. Louis Department of Physics and Astronomy is bringing the sky to life with its annual observatory open house series. UMSL will hold a public viewing of Jupiter, Mercury, Beehive Cluster and M35 (open cluster) at 6:30 p.m. March 12 at the Richard D. Schwarz Observatory. The viewing is free and open to the public.

An expert will be on hand to answer questions. Each person gets a chance to look through the huge telescope lens. Bring the whole family.

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 6:30 p.m. on April 25.

The Richard D. Schwartz Observatory is located at Florissant Rd. and Rosedale Dr. on UMSL’s campus.

More information:
umsl.edu/~physics/astro or 314-516-5706­


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