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NMSU observatory to hold open house

The New Mexico State University Astronomy Department will hold a night-sky viewing open house at 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 22, at the NMSU on-campus Tombaugh Observatory.


Weather permitting, visitors will observe the moon as well as the planets Venus, Jupiter and Saturn. The Ring Nebula, Globular Star Cluster 13 and many other celestial bodies also may be seen.

Nancy Chanover, college assistant professor of astronomy at NMSU, will be on hand to host the open house. She will be joined by astronomy graduate students Allison Widhalm, Mike Sussman and Joe Wellhouse.

The open house is free and open to the public. Children are encouraged to attend. For more information contact the astronomy department at (505) 646-4438.