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UGA observatory open house March 23 to feature Jupiter, Venus and Mars

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia department of physics and astronomy in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences will host its monthly observatory open house March 23 from 9-10:30 p.m. on the fourth floor of the physics building.

Jupiter, Venus and Mars will be visible if the sky is clear. Visitors can view the planets through the 24-inch telescope in the dome on top of the building as well as through several smaller telescopes on the roof. Faculty and students from the department will be on hand to point out sightings and answer questions.

Free parking is available immediately to the north and west of the building, which is located at the corner of Cedar Street and Sanford Drive. In the event that the sky is not clear, a faculty member will give a lecture in room 202, the main lecture hall in the physics building.

Observatory open houses are held monthly during fall and spring semesters. For more information, see