Student Observatory open house is March 22

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Student Observatory open house is March 22

Michael Sibbernsen (right) and Hannah Paxton use the observatory atop the Stadium Parking Garage at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The university will use the observatory to record the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse.
Craig Chandler | University Communication

The Department of Physics and Astronomy will host an open house at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Student Observatory from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. March 22. The event is free and open to the public.

The observatory is located atop the Stadium Drive Parking Garage, 625 Stadium Drive. Featured celestial bodies to be viewed include Jupiter, Pleiades, double cluster, Orion Nebula and the moon.

The event may be canceled due to clouds or inclement weather. The decision to cancel will be posted on the observatory website by 3 p.m. on Fridays before an open house.

Learn more about the observatory open houses, include a complete schedule of upcoming events.

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