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University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Behlen Observatory in Mead sets free viewing night for public

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LINCOLN, Nebraska — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Behlen Observatory will be open free for public viewing on Friday night.

Provided the sky is clear, visitors will be able to see several celestial objects with the observatory's 30-inch telescope and with smaller telescopes set up outside. Objects include the moon, Jupiter, a star cluster and double stars.

The evening's events begin at 7:30 p.m. A member of the observatory staff will present a program starting at 8 p.m.

The observatory is in the eastern Nebraska town of Mead. More information can be found on the observatory website, http://astro.unl.edu/observatory .

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