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MEDIA ADVISORY: Public Can Experience Lunar Eclipse At MU Observatory

December 20th, 2010

Story Contact: MU News Bureau, 573-882-6211,

WHAT:  Laws Observatory at the University of Missouri will open to the public early on Tuesday, Dec. 21, for the full lunar eclipse.

For a better view of the sky, MU officials will turn off the lights on Stankowski and Faurot fields and the MU greenhouses.

WHERE:  Laws Observatory, Physics Building, MU Campus

Laws Observatory is located on the fifth floor of the Physics Building.

11 p.m., Monday, Dec. 20 to 3 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 21

NOTE:  This event is free and open to the public.

For more information on the lunar eclipse, visit NASA’s website at