Nebraska Observatory to Open One More Time this Year

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Star gazers will have only one more chance this year to watch the heavens at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Behlen Observatory near Mead.

The observatory's final public night in 2009 will be Friday.

Visitors will be able to view a variety of objects in space with Behlen's 30-inch telescope and with smaller telescopes set up outside the observatory. These objects include the planets Jupiter and Uranus, two kinds of star clusters, double or multiple stars and the Ring Nebula in Lyra.

A member of the observatory staff also will give an illustrated talk about objects in the fall sky.

There is no admission charge for the public night.

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