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EIU Observatory Open House to Feature Binocular Tour of Winter Constellation, Stars


Eastern Illinois University’s physics observatory will hold its monthly open house beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29.

Participants will take a binocular tour of the winter constellation and stars while looking at “one of the best objects to see from a small telescope or binoculars” -- the great nebula in Orion.

Those who have their own pair of binoculars should bring them.  Spares will be available for those without their own.

The observatory is located in the southwestern corner of campus between O'Brien Stadium and the intramural softball fields.  Those who attend may park their vehicles in the lot north of Wesley United Methodist Church and then walk to the observatory site.

For information, please call the physics department at 581-3220.