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11:27 AM Tue, Dec. 11th

Space, the final frontier, comes to Kingman

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MCC Astronomical Observatory telescope that was donated by the High Desert Astronomy Club. (Photo courtesy MCC)

KINGMAN – Everyone is turning their eyes to the sky at Mohave Community College’s Neal Campus. But it isn’t the Earth’s atmosphere they are interested in. Rather, their gaze is toward the stars.

MCC will host a grand opening of the Neal Campus-Kingman Observatory on Tuesday, Dec. 11.

The new facility has a nearly seven feet tall, high-powered telescope donated by the High Desert Astronomy Club to view the constellations and planets.

The idea for the observatory came from the MCC Student Activities Council and the MCC Astronomy Club. These students worked with campus administration to help make their idea a reality.

The Observatory Grand Opening Event is 6 p.m. Tuesday at the MCC Neal Campus, 1971 Jagerson Ave., northwest of Building 108.

The entire community is invited to the event and look through the telescope.

Information provided by MCC