Observatory open to the public Feb. 15

16-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
16-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope

The UNL Student Observatory will be open to the public from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Feb. 15. The observatory is located on top of the Stadium Drive Parking Garage, at the intersection of 10th and T streets. The event is free.

The observatory will also host participants of the Women in Science conference during the public night.

The event will include views of the night sky through 16-inch and eight-inch telescopes.

The public night is weather permitting. Updates will be provided through the observatory Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/ObservatoryUNL.

For more information, visit http://astro.unl.edu/observatory/ or contact Marina at mbradar2@huskers.unl.edu.