Refreshments were served at the November 18 opening of the Murillo Observatory on Badger Hill at California State University San Bernardino.
The facility, which features two telescopes, was made possible in large measure through a $500,000 contribution by George and Pauline Murillo.
A condition of the bequest was that the observatory be open to the public. Accordingly, the university will make viewing of the heavens available on certain nights.
A life-sized statue of the Murillos by sculptor Bernard Edmunds adorns the entrance to the observatory.