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Last modified: Friday, February 15, 2008

Media advisory: Lunar eclipse event Wednesday in Bloomington

Feb. 15, 2008

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Looking for something new and different to do Wednesday night? Join Indiana University astronomy professors and students on the top of Henderson Garage to watch this year's first total eclipse of the moon. Telescopes will be set up for public viewing and knowledgeable astronomy students and faculty will be available to answer questions.

The total lunar eclipse -- which happens about twice a year -- will begin at 8:43 p.m., become total between 10:01 p.m. and 10:51 p.m., and be completed by 12:09 a.m. The event on the parking garage's roof will take place between 8:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.

The event is subject to good weather. If concerned, call 812-855-7736 for cancellation information, and remember to dress warmly.

What: Viewing of a total lunar eclipse.

When: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 between 8:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.

Who: All are invited to join IU Astronomy faculty, staff, and students

Where: On top of the newly completed Henderson Garage located near the Law School on the corner of Henderson Street and Atwater Avenue.