UTSA Nov. 20 astronomy event canceled because of rainy weather

Jupiter and moons

Jupiter and moons

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(Nov. 20, 2009)--The UTSA Department of Physics and Astronomy has canceled the eighth installment of the signature series, "Friday Nights, Celestial Lights," because of rain. The event was scheduled for the evening of Friday, Nov. 20 on the Main Campus.

UTSA's faculty astronomers have hosted a seroes of viewings of the cosmos from the Science Building fourth-floor patio using a 15-inch Newtonian telescope and several 8-inch Cassegrain telescopes.

The UTSA astronomy series is inspired by the International Year of Astronomy, which commemorates the 400th anniversary of Galileo Galilei using a telescope to observe the heavens.

For more information, contact Professor Eric Schlegel at 210-458-6425 or lecturer Mark Jurena at 210-458-4922.