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"Space Disasters" Kick Off Spring Observatory Sessions

FEB 10, 2006--The University of Wisconsin-River Falls physics department begins its spring season of observatory viewings on the first clear night February 27-28 and March 1-2 from 9 to 10:30 p.m. in Centennial Science Hall.

All observatory viewings are scheduled on the first clear night only, Monday-Thursday. For daily weather updates, call 715-425-3560 or visit . Stargazing sessions are free and open to the public.

Physics Professor Eileen Korenic will present the public talk, "Space Disasters," at 8:30 p.m. in Room 271, Centennial Science Hall.

Upcoming stargazing sessions include March 27-30 and April 24-27. Each session includes an introductory talk highlighting recent astronomical news or providing an in-depth look at one or more of the objects visible that night.

It is often best to arrive sometime after the start of an observing session to avoid waiting in line. In addition to the main telescope under the dome, one or two smaller telescopes will be set up on the observing deck.

A physics department faculty member, student or guest astronomer will staff each telescope and be available to answer any questions. Observers are encouraged to stay and look at as many elements as possible and feel free to request personal observing targets.

Since the dome is unheated and the observing deck is outside in the open air, guests are advised to dress appropriately for the weather.


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