WCU to host telescope viewing party Saturday, Nov. 9

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From WCU:

Western Carolina University’s Department of Chemistry and Physics will host an evening telescope viewing party beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Jackson County Airport overlooking the WCU campus.

The event is designed to give members of the campus and surrounding communities an up-close view of the moon and the planets Venus and Jupiter through telescopes at various magnifications. Enrique Gomez, assistant professor of physics at WCU, will give a brief presentation on identifying well-know constellations and stars that can be seen in the sky during the fall season.

The viewing is open free of charge, and members of the public are welcome to bring their own telescopes. In the event that the evening is overcast, the viewing will be canceled. Young children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information about the viewing, contact Gomez at (828) 227-2718 or via e-mail at egomez@wcu.edu.


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