UNL Observatory to Host Event to Gaze at Planets Jupiter and Uranus

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is opening its observatory so the public can view the planets Jupiter and Uranus, and other space objects.

The Behlen Observatory near Mead will open Friday from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. If the sky is clear, visitors will be able to view space objects through the observatory's 30-inch telescope and others set up around the facility.

Organizers say Jupiter will be high enough to view in the evening sky for the first time in more than a year. Visitors will also be able to see four of its 60 moons through the 30-inch telescope.

The event is free and open to the public.


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