advertisement

MU observatory open Wednesday evening for cosmic spectacle

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 | 10:28 a.m. CST

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.


Like what you see here? Become a member.


Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Comments

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.

advertisements