Texas A&M University-Kingsville

A&M-Kingsville Telescope Open For Viewing October 23

KINGSVILLE - October 20, 2008

Contact: Julie Navejar
julie.navejar@tamuk.edu or 361-593-2590

Halloween is right around the corner, but the public can get off to an early start with an astronomer’s eye view of Halloween themed sites at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

The university’s physics and geosciences department and the Kingsville Astronomical Society will host a free public viewing at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, through the 16-inch telescope in Hill Hall.

The theme for this viewing is Ghosties, Ghoulies and Globular Clusters. Objects that will be viewed include Jupiter, M13-the great globular cluster in Hercules, M11-the wild duck cluster, M20-the Trifid Nebula and the Little Ghost Nebula.

This is the second for three public viewings scheduled this semester. The final viewing this fall will be Thursday, Nov. 20.

For more information, call 361-593-2622.

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