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Venus near the Pleiades, Saturn among the Sights to be Viewed at A&M-Kingsville Astronomical Open House April 12

KINGSVILLE - April 04, 2007

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

The planet Venus and the open star cluster of the Pleiades will both be in view, in a relatively rare occurrence to be seen through the 16-inch telescope at Texas A&M University-Kingsville Thursday, April 12.

The public is invited to attend this free Astronomical Open House, happening from 8-10 p.m. on Thursday, April 12 in room 300 of Lon C. Hill Hall. The event is hosted by the department of physics and geosciences.

Weather permitting, Venus and the Pleiades will be viewed, as well as the planet Saturn before it disappears behind the sun, and the large glowing gas cloud in the sword of Orion, which is a birthplace of stars.

For more information on the Astronomical Open House, call Dr. Lionel D. Hewett, professor of physics and geosciences, at 361-593-2622.

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