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Valdosta State Observatory Announces Summer Viewing Sessions

Valdosta State University campus
Posted at 4:19 PM, Jun 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-16 14:59:19-04

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) - Valdosta State University says their observatory will be open to the public this weekend and later this month for the community to catch a glimpse of Venus, Jupiter, and other features in the night sky. 

"The planets Venus and Jupiter are meeting in the sky on June 30 this summer …," said Dr. Martha A. Leake, a professor of physics and astronomy in the Department of Physics, Astronomy, and Geosciences. "Astronomers at the VSU Observatory will help you follow the approach and conjunction of these two brightest planets in the West after sunset."

Weather permitting, VSU's telescopes will be used to look at each object in detail.

The VSU Observatory is located on the roof of Nevins Hall.

Admission to the summer viewing sessions is free of charge.

The sessions will be held June 19-20 and June 27-July 3 from 9:00 to 10:00 p.m.