UNL's Behlen Observatory Sets Free Viewing Night

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Behlen Observatory will be open free to the public for viewing next week.

The event is scheduled to run from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday.

Provided the sky is clear, visitors will be able to see several celestial objects with the observatory's 30-inch telescope and with smaller telescopes set up outside the observatory in Mead, which is in eastern Nebraska

Objects include the moon, the planet Jupiter, the Great Orion Nebula, a star cluster, and double or multiple stars. The constellation Orion will be high in the sky that night. At 8 p.m. a member of the observatory staff will present a program.


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