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Observatory Viewings Explore Our Existence

MARCH 10, 2006--The University of Wisconsin-River Falls physics department continues its spring season of observatory viewings on the first clear night during March 27-30 from 9 to 10:30 p.m. in Centennial Science Hall.

At this time viewers can expect a dark sky with no moonlight. Saturn will still be prime, with Mars getting lower and Jupiter not yet high enough.
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. Each observatory session includes an introductory talk by physics Professor Eileen Korenic, who will highlight recent astronomical news or provide an in-depth look at one or more of the objects visible that night. The discussion for the March viewing session is "Murmurs of Earth—Announcing Our Existence" at 8:30 p.m. in Room 271, Centennial Science Hall.

The next viewing session is scheduled for April 24-27 from 10 – 11:30 p.m. on the first clear night and the discussion, is set for 9:30 p.m. preceding the viewing, is “Exoting Effects of Black Holes.”


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