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Public Invited to January Open House at EIU Observatory


Eastern Illinois University’s physics observatory will hold its monthly open house at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31.

The event will take place “snow or shine.” Visitors should dress warmly. If the weather is clear, visitors can observe the Orion Nebula through the facility’s main 16-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope.

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.



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Josh Reinhart, Public Information Coordinator

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Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
Fax: 217-581-8444

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