Public Observatory Event

The public is invited to view star cluster M11 at the Missouri University of Science and Technology Observatory. View the Wild Duck Cluster, which is one of the richest and most compact of the known open clusters, containing about 2900 stars. Its name derives from the brighter stars forming a triangle which could resemble a flying flock of ducks (or, from other angles, one swimming duck). The sky must be clear for observing and session length will vary. 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. To be added to the event reminder and cancellation notification email list, click here.

Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 8:00pm

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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