Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Public Viewing of Lunar Eclipse March 3 at A&M-Kingsville Astronomical Observatory

KINGSVILLE - February 27, 2007

Contact: Jason Marton
jason.marton@tamuk.edu or 361-593-4143

KINGSVILLE (February 27, 2007) — On Saturday, March 3, the public has a chance to get an astronomer’s view of the first total lunar eclipse since 2004.

The physics/geosciences department at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will host an open house at the university’s astronomical observatory, located in room 300 of Lon C. Hill Hall. The centerpiece of the observatory is a 16-inch telescope.

Viewing of the lunar eclipse is scheduled for 6:20-7:12 p.m. From 7:12-8 p.m., there will be viewings of The Pleiades, Orion Nebula, Saturn and more.

For more information on the astronomical observatory open house, call Dr. Lionel D. Hewett, professor of physics/geosciences, at 361-593-2622, or email at L-Hewett@tamuk.edu.

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