Observatory to reveal planets, stars in October sky

UMSL will open its Richard D. Schwartz Observatory at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1 for a free public viewing of Jupiter, Uranus, Ring Nebula, Alberio and Andromeda Galaxy.

The University of Missouri–St. Louis Department of Physics and Astronomy will hold a public viewing of Jupiter, Uranus, Ring Nebula, Alberio and Andromeda Galaxy at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Richard D. Schwartz 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 telescope lens. Bring the whole family.

All open houses include a viewing of the first quarter moon, along with additional nebulae and galaxies.

Visit umsl.edu/~physics/astro or call 314-516-5706 for directions and information about the observatory. The Richard D. Schwartz Observatory is located at Florissant Rd. and Rosedale Dr. on UMSL’s campus.

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