Jupiter Meets Uranus Sept. 17

Jupiter Meets Uranus Friday, Sept. 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the MSUM Regional Science Center, Buffalo River Site.

Uranus was discovered in 1781 by the English astronomer William Herschel. Although it is visible to the naked-eye under ideal conditions, most of the time this distant planet is difficult to distinguish from the myriad of faint stars visible on a dark night. This September, Jupiter is a beacon which points us directly to Uranus. Uranus, Jupiter, the Moon and other objects will be among the objects shown through telescopes at this public event.  In the event of cloudy weather, there will be an indoor presentation and the program will conclude by 8 pm.

The Buffalo River Site is located just off Highway 10, 15 miles east of Moorhead, adjacent to the Buffalo River State Park. For information, call 218-477-2904 or www.mnstate.edu/regsci