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CCRI observatory open to view eclipse Sunday

Sept. 25, 2015

Stock image of lunar eclipse.The public is invited to view Sunday's total lunar eclipse from 9 p.m. to midnight at the Margaret Jacoby Observatory at the Community College of Rhode Island's Knight Campus, 400 East Ave., Warwick.

Sunday's eclipse is unique because it the moon will be full and also at its closest point to Earth, making it appear up to 14 percent larger – often called a "supermoon." The last time all three occurred together was 1982; it won't happen again until 2033.

Weather permitting, visitors will be able to view the lunar eclipse through the college's 16-inch Meade LX200R reflecting telescope under the guidance of Associate Professor Brendan Britton of the Physics Department.

The observatory is located a short walk from the main building. The road leading to the observatory is the first right turn when approaching the main college building from the driveway. Parking is available in the short-term lot near the Enrollment Services entrance.

Cloudy or rainy skies will cancel the event. For scheduling information and updates, visit the observatory's website.



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