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Chance to view Saturn for free.

The university of Glamorgan is offering sky watchers a free intriguing view of the ringed planet Saturn.

Visitors to Room H39 on the Treforest Campus near Pontypridd at 7pm on Friday, January 27, will get the chance to enjoy a spectacular view of the iconic planet and its moons when they are at their closest to earth in 2006.

There will be a public lecture followed by observing the planet through the RoCCoTO telescope - a 16 inch (40cm) research grade Schmidt Cassegrain telescope housed on the university campus.

The newly-refurbished telescope promises spectacular views of the planet and its amazing ring system and professional astronomers will be on hand to point out the planet's features.

Contact Martin Griffiths on 01443 483329 or e-mail mgriffi8@glam.ac.uk for further details.
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Jan 19, 2006
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