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NMSU campus observatory to hold open house Nov. 11

New Mexico State University's Department of Astronomy will hold an open house at the campus observatory starting at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11.


permitting, participants will observe the moon, the planet Mars, the Double Cluster, Globular Cluster M15 and the Lyra constellation.

Astronomy personnel on hand will be faculty member Jon Holtzman and graduate students Bhasker Moorthy, Tanya Tavenner and Brandon Lawton.

The Tombaugh Observatory is located east of Williams Avenue, near the running track. Admission is free and children are welcome. The domes are not heated, so dress according to the weather.

For more information call the astronomy department at (505) 646-4438.