skywatchers report

Welcome to the University of Texas Skywatchers' Report for April 5th through the 11th.

The full moon for the month of April is Monday the 5th. This full moon is called the Grass Moon or the Egg Moon.

Venus still dominates the western skies in the evening this week. Look for the Pleiades open star cluster right below. Saturn has now worked its way into the high western skies by about 9 p.m. Jupiter is high in the east-southeast.

The telescope at Robert Lee Moore Hall is open to the public on Wednesday nights now starting at 8:00 p.m. RLM is located on the southeast corner of Dean Keeton and Speedway. Take the elevators to the 17th floor and follow the signs to the telescope.

Due to a technical problem at the Painter Hall telescope, the Friday and Saturday 9 to 11 p.m. night public viewing has been temporarily moved to Robert Lee Moore Hall's telescope.

All events are free and open to all ages and no reservations are required. Observing events are weather permitting. Call 232-4265 for up-to-date cancellation information.

Please note that star party times change throughout the year. Please call this recording to check times before planning a visit to the telescopes.

Thank you for calling the University of Texas Skywatchers' Report.