The planet Neptune, the moon and several clusters of stars will be on display Friday night at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Behlen Observatory near Mead.
If the sky is clear, visitors will be able to view a variety of objects with the observatory's 30-inch telescope and with smaller telescopes set up outside from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Astronomers say that the ring nebula in the constellation Lyra is one of the highlights of the autumn sky.
People can view those stars up close at this event Friday.
The observatory will also be open to the public on the evenings of Oct. 19 and Nov. 16.