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Posted by Laura Nuttall on October 20, 2014
"The lunar eclipse was well worth getting up for before the crack of dawn. UWM Planetarium staff set up telescopes and binoculars to look at the blood moon of October 8, 2014. Over 30 people came to the Physics courtyard to see the Full Moon traveling through the shadow of the Earth. Some highlights? A seven year old wanted to do this viewing to celebrate his birthday. A ten-year old boy came with his mom early: they got to the Physics building at 5:00 am because he wanted to be sure they don’t miss the event. Two teachers brought a few girls to contemplate the celestial before school started. The weather was mild; the sky was beautiful; Jupiter a bonus."
To find out more about the activities the UWM Planetarium hosts visit their website.