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VSU observatory will be open to public for Thursday's eclipse

Martha Leake Martha Leake
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Valdosta State University is giving you an opportunity to see Thursday night's partial lunar eclipse up close.

The university's observatory, which is located on the roof of Nevins Hall, will be open to the public from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Thursday.

Professors will be on hand to answer questions and help you see the eclipse. "We can guide you in how to look at it. Perhaps some techniques that might be helpful, like looking at the dapples from the sunlight on a board or a wall," explained Astronomy Professor Martha Leake.

It will be awhile before the next partial lunar eclipse, but there will be a full lunar eclipse in April 2015.

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