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NMSU Astronomy Department plans stargazing event Jan. 26 at campus observatory

New Mexico State University's Department of Astronomy will hold an open house at the campus observatory starting at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26.

Weather permitting, participants will observe the moon, the Orion Nebula, the Pleiades Cluster and other interesting objects.

Astronomy personnel on hand will be faculty member Bernie McNamara and graduate students Jim Norwood, Ryan Campbell and Brandon Lawton.

The Tombaugh Observatory on the NMSU campus is located east of Williams Avenue, near the running track. Admission is free and children are welcome.

In the event of cloudy weather, the open house will be rescheduled for next month.

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