California State University, Stanislaus will offer the public a free trip around “Our neighborhood in the Universe” at 7 p.m. on Thursday.
The inaugural observatory night of the semester will focus on observing a full moon, Venus, Jupiter, and other objects in the solar system.
CSU Stanislaus will hold additional observatory nights on Nov. 5, when viewing will be directed at the Andromeda Galaxy, Jupiter and possibly the Ring Nebula, the Lagoon Nebula and star clusters, and on Dec. 21, when a total lunar eclipse will occur.
The observatory is located on the roof of Naraghi Hall, on the south side of campus. On-site registration will be held in the Naraghi Hall lobby immediately prior to the observatory night.
Attendees are asked to park in lot 11, the first right from University Circle, and to wear warm clothing, as the observatory is unheated.