UNL’s Behlen Observatory to Offer Free Public Viewing

Behlen-ObservatoryThe University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Behlen Observatory will be open free to the public for viewing next week.

The event is scheduled to run from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday.

Provided the sky is clear, visitors will be able to see several celestial objects with the observatory’s 30-inch telescope and with smaller telescopes set up outside the observatory in Mead, which is in eastern Nebraska

Objects include the moon, the planet Jupiter, the Great Orion Nebula, a star cluster, and double or multiple stars. The constellation Orion will be high in the sky that night. At 8 p.m. a member of the observatory staff will present a program.

More information can be found on the observatory website, http://astro.unl.edu/observatory.