COLUMBIA — Venus, Uranus and the moon will be visible within the same lens Wednesday evening through the telescope at MU's Laws Observatory.
Public viewing will begin at 8 p.m. at the observatory atop the Physics Building. The weather service was calling for mostly clear skies.
Val Germann of the Central Missouri Astronomical Association said the spectacle is a relatively rare alignment of the "king and queen of planets" on their path around the sun.
The viewing is co-sponsored by the astronomical association and MU's physics and astronomy department.