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Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Mississippi


Event Information:

  • Sun

    Astronomy Open House

    5:00 pmKennon Observatory

    We are offering astronomy open houses and viewings with our telescopes:

    • December 12, 2021 on Sunday 5:00 - 7:00 PM
    We’ll be looking at the Moon. The half-Moon is always great!
    Early arrivals may be able to catch Venus, which sets at 7 pm. Venus is now very large in the telescope - this is the time for it!
    Saturn and Jupiter are both great.
    We’ll look at the Pleiades after Venus goes down.
    The event is free, families are welcome. We ask visitors to have masks handy, and put them on when indoors or when many people congregate in a small area.
    Viewing is not possible when the sky is cloudy - if that happens we’ll have to cancel and ask everyone to come back in about 4 weeks for another try.

    See this page for the full schedule.