MSU Astronomy department hosting open viewing nights at Andreas

(Mankato, MN) – The public is invited to gaze at the night sky through one of the largest telescopes in Minnesota this weekend.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Minnesota State University Mankato is hosting a free public viewing nights at Andreas Observatory as part of MSU’s family weekend.

The observatory will be open to the public on Friday, October 12, and Saturday, October 13 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., weather permitting. Visitors will be able to view Saturn and Mars as well as other celestial objects, including star clusters, double stars, and nebulae.  Andreas boasts one of the largest telescopes in Minnesota.

The observatory is on the south edge of campus at the south end of Lot 1, along Ellis Avenue.

Any questions about the event should be directed to Paul Eskridge.

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