Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Astronomy Open House at Texas A&M-Kingsville Looks at Open Clusters April 23 at 8 p.m.

KINGSVILLE - April 15, 2009

Contact: Jason Marton
jason.marton@tamuk.edu or 361.593.4143

Open clusters are a group of stars that were formed out of the same gas at the same time, and have many of the same characteristics. They will serve as the focus of the next Astronomy Open House at Texas A&M University-Kingsville at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 23.

Some of the objects to be viewed include Pleiades, also known as the Seven Sisters, and M-76.

The free public viewing will take place at the university’s 16-inch telescope in Lon C. Hill Hall. Parking is available behind the Memorial Student Union Building, on the corner of Santa Gertrudis Avenue and University Boulevard. Hill Hall is the aluminum-domed building adjacent to the parking lot.

For more information, call 361-593-2622.

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