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Observatory Schedule Set

FEB. 5, 2007--The first observatory session of the spring semester at University of Wisconsin-River Falls, "Blood on the Moon: Lunar Eclipses," is set for the first clear night of Feb. 19, 20, 21, or 22.

Considered an ominous event in ancient times, the next lunar eclipse is March 3, making this lecture especially timely. UWRF physics Professor Eileen Korenic will give a talk on the subject at 7:30 p.m. in Room 271, Centennial Science Hall. The viewing will take place at 8 p.m. on the 3rd floor outside deck of CSH--visitors should dress appropriately.

Upcoming observatory viewings are set for March ("Remembering the Astronauts: Space Accidents"); and April ("Stars of the Pharaohs: Orion and the Pyramids").

All events are free, open to the public and suitable for all ages. Interested people are advised to check the UWRF physics department Web site ( ) and click on "observatory" or call 715-425-3560 on the night to see if skies are clear enough.

For more information, contact Korenic at or 715-425-3560 or Glenn Spiczak at or 715-425-3560. Contact Spiczak via e-mail to be placed on an e-mail viewing notification list.


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