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 Saturn, Beehive Cluster and Hercules at 8:30 p.m. April 9 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 8:30 p.m. on April 10. 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

Kylie Shafferkoetter

Kylie Shafferkoetter