Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Planets and distant galaxies on view at observatory open house Oct. 19

KINGSVILLE - October 13, 2006

Contact: Jason Marton
jason.marton@tamuk.edu or 361-593-4143

The public is invited to spend Thursday evening, Oct. 19, at Texas A&M University-Kingsville viewing the heavens from an astronomer’s point of view.

The department of physics and geosciences will be holding an open house at the Texas A&M-Kingsville Astronomical Observatory atop the Lon C. Hill Physics Building, room H300, from 7-10 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19, weather permitting.

Mercury and Jupiter will be viewed as soon as possible after sunset. Uranus and Neptune will be viewed after the sky gets dark. Also planned for viewing will be various deep sky objects, including galaxies, globular clusters, gaseous nebulae and planetary nebulae.

Adults, students and children are encouraged to attend.

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