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APSU hosts Lunar Lunacy

October 21, 2003


Austin Peays physics and astronomy department invites everyone to observe the upcoming total lunar eclipse at Lunar Lunacy on Saturday, Nov. 8.

Total lunar eclipses occur every few years, says Dr. Spencer Buckner, associate professor of physics and astronomy. They usually come two in a row, about six months apart. The last one was in May.
October 21, 2003


Austin Peay's physics and astronomy department invites everyone to observe the upcoming total lunar eclipse at “Lunar Lunacy” on Saturday, Nov. 8.

“Total lunar eclipses occur every few years,” says Dr. Spencer Buckner, associate professor of physics and astronomy. “They usually come two in a row, about six months apart. The last one was in May.”

Because a lunar eclipse develops slowly, student organizations will present chemistry and physics demonstrations at the observation site. APSU telescopes also will be used to observe various constellations and planets.

Clarksvillians will not have an opportunity to see a total lunar eclipse again until October 2004.

The eclipse will be observed from 6-11 p.m. in front of APSU's Dunn Center. Though the eclipse can be viewed with the naked eye, observers may want to bring binoculars or their own telescopes.

For further information, telephone 6241.
—Terry Stringer