Student observatory open to the public Jan. 24

Student observatory open to the public Jan. 24

16-inch Cassegrain reflector
16-inch Cassegrain reflector

The UNL Student Observatory will be open to the public 7:30 to 10 p.m. Jan. 24. The observatory, located on top of the Stadium Parking Garage, on the corner of Stadium Drive and T Street, hosts free, public nights every third Friday from January through April.

The event is weather permitting. A presenter will use various telescopes to show currently prominent objects in the sky, including the moon, other planets, nebulae and star clusters.

For more information, send email to mbradar2@huskers.unl.edu or call 402-472-4728. For current updates on the public nights, access the observatory's Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/ObservatoryUNL.