FLORENCE, S.C. – The Francis Marion University observatory will hold a “Star Party” and public viewing session Saturday evening (April 14) from 8 to 11 p.m.
The session is open to the public and free of charge. Visitors are invited to bring their own telescopes, and may transport their instrument to the observatory in their vehicle by entering gate 5.
The loosely structured viewing program allows visitors to come and go as they please. If weather conditions block viewing, the session will be canceled. The public may call 843-661-1355 for recorded information about the prospect of a clear sky to allow the event to be held.
The FMU observatory is located beyond the outfield fence of the FMU Softball Field, south of the Smith University Center. Visitors can park in Lot D at the southern end of the campus and follow the walkway to the observatory.
Interested persons can visit the observatory webpage at http://astro.fmarion.edu/observe/
Persons requiring special assistance to visit the observatory, or seeking more information, may call 843-661-1441.