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Solar eclipse event a success

Posted on May 23, 2012

We had a very successful partial solar eclipse event with mostly clear skies and 100 enthusiastic people. Physics faculty, two physics students, two planetarium staff, and sixteen members of the Fargo-Moorhead Astronomy Club ran the 12 telescopes, attempted a webcast, demonstrated the use of eclipse glasses and gave a brief planetarium demo. The viewing continued until the Sun disappeared behind the trees on the far end of the parking lot, leaving a very satisfied audience.

The event was a collaboration between the Physics & Astronomy Department, the Planetarium and the Astronomy Club. We give a special thanks to Dr. Juan Cabanela for his work.

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