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The Missouri S&T Observatory will open its doors at 10 p.m. tonight, Monday, Nov. 28, 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. For more information, or to have your email address added to an event notification mailing list for future updates and weather cancellation notices, please contact Ken Goss.