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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Kennon Observatory

Kennon Observatory Open House

The Kennon Observatory will host a free open house from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday on the Ole Miss campus. Attendees will be able to use telescopes to observe the Moon, Uranus, Neptune and Jupiter, as well as the Pleiades, star clusters and colorful double stars. Observations are possible only if the weather cooperates. In case the weather is cloudy, or rainy, there can be no observation. Families and children are welcome. (November 10, 2010)

Kennon Observatory Open House

Kennon Observatory on the UM campus will host a free public viewing of the sky from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday. Telescopes will be available to observe the Moon, Uranus, Neptune and Jupiter, as well as star clusters and colorful double stars. The dome of Kennon Observatory has been repaired, so the large telescope inside will be available. Observations are possible only if the weather cooperates. In case the weather is cloudy or rainy, there can be no observation. Families and children are welcome. (October 15, 2010)

Kennon Observatory Open House

The Kennon Observatory at Ole Miss will have an open house from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday. The Moon is strong and looks great in a telescope. Saturn, Venus and (tiny) Mars are all observable after sunset, but they all go down very early. The best time to view them is in the beginning of the session.

Uranus is up all night, Neptune is next to Jupiter. Jupiter comes up at 9, and is best visible an hour later. Afterwards will be observing star clusters, and colorful double stars. As the dome of Kennon Observatory is being repaired, the large telescope inside can’t be used. However, some good quality scopes will be set up in the parking lot. Observations are possible only if the weather cooperates. In case the weather is cloudy, or rainy, there can be no observation. Families and children are welcome, the event is free. (August 18, 2010)

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