Public Observatory Event

Third Thursday!

Every third thursday in the spring 2018 semester stop by the observatory to have an extra opportunity to view celestial objects. The viewing sessions are open ended and objectives will vary. The observatory will likely open no earlier than astronomical twilight though it may be later depending the viewing objectives, which will be set according to the available objects in the sky and viewing conditions at the operator’s discretion.

Built in 1973, the Missouri S&T Observatory is located at 1550 N. Bishop Ave. (Highway 63 North), adjacent to the university’s Stonehenge replica, north of McNutt Hall and west of St. Patrick’s Lane. 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.


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Thursday, March 15, 2018

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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