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View the moon, Jupiter and Saturn atop the Apodaca Science Building

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The Department of Chemistry and Physics at Western Carolina University will host a telescope viewing from 5:30-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, on the 5th floor terrace of the new Apodaca Science Building at the WCU Campus. Astronomy faculty will be there to show the moon, Jupiter, Saturn and other highlights of the fall evening sky.  Enrique Gómez will share some hints about holiday telescope shopping for families and amateurs.

This event is free and open to the public. Participants can show up at any time during the event and urged to dress warmly. In case of bad weather or overcast skies, the viewing will be cancelled.

In recognition of continuing uncertainty related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the community spread of the delta variant, we urge participants to wear a mask and practice social distancing if there is a large crowd present. Masks are required indoors on the WCU campus.

Contact Gómez at 828-227-2719 for more information.

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