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Thu Nov 8 2012

HICKORY, N.C. — Lenoir-Rhyne University in conjunction with the Catawba Valley Astronomy Club is sponsoring a “Public Observing Night.” This event will be held on Friday, November 16th, weather permitting, at the Minges Science Building Observatory on the L-R campus. This free event will begin at 7:00 pm and conclude at approximately 10:00 pm.

The public is invited to come to the top of the Minges Science Building where several telescopes will be set up in addition to the 12.5 inch Cassegrain telescope in the observatory dome.  To access the rooftop observatory, enter the building then take the elevator to the 4th floor and come up the steps.

Celestial objects to be observed this month will include Mercury, Jupiter, a waxing crescent moon and perhaps Neptune, Uranus and other celestial wonders such as star clusters and nebulae.

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