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NMSU Astronomy Department plans stargazing event March 16 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, March 16.


Weather permitting, participants will observe the moon, the planet Saturn, the Orion Nebula, Open Cluster M35, Galaxies M81 and M82, and other astronomical objects.

Astronomy personnel on hand will be faculty member Chris Churchill and graduate students Linglong Hu and Doug Hoffman.

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

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