Name: Laura Cotts
Southern Utah University’s Ashcroft Observatory would like to invite community members and local organizations to the observatory for free star-gazing.
In keeping with a long-standing tradition stemming from its opening in the early 1970s, the Observatory remains focused on community involvement and learning opportunities. The Ashcroft observatory is open every Monday night to all those interested in learning about constellations or viewing distant parts of the galaxy.
This is a free opportunity, and has been of great use in the past to school groups, scout groups and families, but all are welcome and encouraged to enjoy the splendor in the skies.
The Ashcroft Observatory is located on the hilltop just south of the SUU Farm on Westview Drive. Interested parties should plan on arriving at the observatory just as the sun sets.
Through its more than 100-year history, Southern Utah University has evolved from a teacher training school into its current role as a comprehensive, regional university to more than 7,000 students from across the globe. It serves the southern region of Utah and contiguous counties in surrounding states with undergraduate and graduate programs in six colleges. People of the region look to the University for outreach services, culture, economic and business development, higher learning, regional history, public affairs, major academic specialties, and significant entertainment and recreation. Accentuated by the notable, economic value of its services, SUU's hallmark is its quality staff, faculty and academics.
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