View Lunar Eclipse Monday night/Tuesday morning April 14/15 1-3:30 AM, at home or at Goodsell Observatory

Apr 15 2014 1:00 am
Apr 15 2014 3:30 am
Carleton College Goodsell Observatory

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View a lunar eclipse at Carleton College's Goodsell Observatory or watch it at home!  The observatory will be open (if clear) Tuesday morning April 15 from 1-3:30 AM.  Totality, when the Moon usually turns a beautiful red, is from 2:06 to 3:25. Earth's shadow takes its first real bite out of the Moon at 12:58.  Carleton astronomers will have the 16" telescope open in the Observatory dome and several other telescopes and binoculars available on the pad outside. For those who don't want to come all the way to the Observatory in the middle of the night, binoculars at home will do quite well!  See this link at Sky and Telescope magazine for further details.

Regular observatory open houses are held the first Friday of each month except July 4, 2014, with the schedule posted on the web at An open house will be cancelled if it is cloudy.

The next open house after this one will be Friday May 2, 9 PM.

Cindy Blaha and Joel Weisberg are Professors of Physics and Astronomy at Carleton College.

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