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The Missouri S&T Observatory will open its doors at 10 p.m. Thursday, April 27, for viewing Messier 13, and again at midnight on April 27 for viewing the Ring Nebula.
Messier 13 is a globular cluster of about 300,000 stars in Hercules. The Ring Nebula, or Messier 57, is a planetary nebula in the northern constellation of Lyra.
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, a senior in computer science and computer engineering.