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SUU’s Ashcroft Observatory Open to All

October 16, 2007
Category: Community Outreach


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.

Contact Information:
Laura Cotts
cotts_l@suu.edu