Washburn University Is Inviting The Public To Gaze At The Stars

European astronomers have found a trio of "super-Earths" (not pictured) closely circling a star that astronomers once figured had nothing orbiting it, demonstrating that planets keep popping up in unexpected places. (AP Photo/NASA/ESA)
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- The Washburn University Observatory is inviting the public to come and view the night sky.

Topekans' will get a chance to view the beautiful night sky Tuesday at the Crane Observatory at Washburn University from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM.

Star gazers will be able to use a telescope built in the late 1800's. The event is free to the public, but will be canceled if the weather isn't permissible for viewing. The observatory on Washburn University is located in the Stoffer Science Hall.