Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Next Astronomy Public Viewing to Spotlight Venus and Mercury April 8

KINGSVILLE - April 04, 2010

Contact: Adriana Garza
adriana.garza@tamuk.edu or 361.593.4979

The public is invited to observe the two planets closest to the sun—Mercury and Venus—during the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Observatory’s Public Viewing night.

The free viewing begins at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 8 in the Observatory of the third floor of Hill Hall, located east of the Memorial Student Union Building. Parking is available in the lot next to Jones Hall and Manning Hall on the corner of Santa Gertrudis and Armstrong, and along Santa Gertrudis.

The viewing will focus on the close positions of Mercury and Venus and other objects present in the spring night sky. In the event of rain or inclement weather, there will be a program presented downstairs in Hill Hall and a tour of the university’s 16-inch telescope.

The next Observatory Public Viewing is scheduled for Thursday, May 6. For more information, contact Charles Allison at 361-593-2622 or at charles.allison@tamuk.edu.

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