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April 21: Public Viewing Night at Andreas Observatory

Observatory will be open from 9-11 p.m., weather permitting.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 4-16-2018

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Department of Physics and Astronomy will hold a public viewing night at Andreas Observatory on Saturday, April 21 from 9-11 p.m., weather permitting.

The event is free and open to the public. Visitors to Andreas Observatory will have a chance to look through one of the largest telescopes in Minnesota and view celestial objects that include star clusters, double stars and nebulae.

All visitors should park at the south end of Gage parking lot 1 and walk through the pedestrian gate to the observatory – a distance of about 600 yards. A sign on the gate at the end of lot #1 will indicate whether the observatory is open.

A photo of Andreas Observatory and map is available online at

For more information, contact Paul Eskridge, Minnesota State Mankato professor of astronomy, at 507-389-1840 or

Minnesota State Mankato’s Department of Physics & Astronomy is part of the University’s College of Science, Engineering and Technology.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 14,712 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which includes 30 colleges and seven universities.

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