The Missouri S&T Observatory will open its doors at 11 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, for viewing the Great Orion Nebula. The viewing is free and no reservations are required.
The Orion Nebula, also called Messier 42, has no well-defined boundary in the night sky. With a mass 2,000 times greater than that of the sun, the nebula is the closest massive star formation to Earth.
The observatory is located at 1550 N. Bishop Ave., next to S&T’s Stonehenge replica, north of McNutt Hall and west of St. Patrick’s Lane. The sky must be clear for observing. Sign up to receive email notifications about observatory events.