Public Observatory Event

Come to see the Beehive Cluster, one of the brightest and nearest open clusters in the sky. It has been known from at least as early as the first century CE when Ptolemy referenced the “Nebulous mass in the breast of Cancer.”

Visitors’ Nights at the Observatory are free of charge and no reservations are required. Each observing session is open-ended. Children are welcome to attend but must be accompanied by an adult. All visitors must be able to ascend a short set of stairs to view the object through the telescope.

For more information, or to have your email added to the event notification mailing list for future updates and weather cancellation notices, contact Ken Goss by email at

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 9:00pm

Missouri S&T Observatory
1870 Miner Circle, Rolla, MO 65409

Event Type

Special Events


College of Arts, Sciences, and Business, Physics



Contact Name

Ken Goss

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