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FMU Observatory to Hold Open House on Saturday Evening

    FLORENCE, S.C. – The Francis Marion University observatory will hold an Open House – September Sky public viewing session on Saturday (Sept. 27) from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.

    Featured astronomical highlights will include galaxies, nebulae, clusters, and stars that show different colors.  Mars will also still be visible.

    This session is open to the public free of charge.

    This 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.

    Persons requiring special assistance to visit the observatory, or seeking more information, may call 843-661-1441. The observatory webpage is


Last Published: February 20, 2004 10:08 AM
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