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View the autumn sky through the campus observatory's telescope

Posted by Natalie Johnson '11, Wichita, Kansas on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009


The autumn night sky will be open for perusal using the University of Minnesota, Morris’s 16-inch telescope. Jupiter, with its great red spot, will be visible in the southern sky all season, while Uranus and Neptune will peek out on clear, moonless nights. Come to the observatory, located in the Science building on the Morris campus, for an opportunity to view the gibbous moon and millions of stars. Free parking is available in the West campus parking lot.

The remaining fall public observing dates, weather permitting:

October 24 from 6:30 until 9 p.m., a special early start for kids—The crescent moon will set by 8 p.m. Come in the first hour to see the moon and/or the final hour for deep sky viewing.

November 14 from 7:30 until 9 p.m.—New moon (no moon) and deep sky viewing.

Photo: The Andromeda Galaxy taken through the 16” telescope on the University of Minnesota, Morris campus.