Lenoir-Rhyne University in conjunction with the Catawba Valley Astronomy Club is sponsoring a “Public Observing Night.” This event will be held on Friday, June 29, weather permitting, at the Minges Science Building Observatory on the L-R campus. Observing will begin at 8:30 pm and conclude at approximately 10:30 pm.
The public is invited to come to the top of the Minges Science Building where several telescopes will be set up in addition to the 12.5 inch Cassegrain telescope in the observatory dome. To access the rooftop observatory, enter the building then take the elevator to the 4th floor and come up the steps.
This viewing will include a rare glimpse of Mercury, good views of Saturn and Mars, and a waxing crescent moon.