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Cosmic collaboration leads to solar eclipse series
by Tribune Staff
Apr 15, 2012 | 454 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
CARSON CITY — Local scientists and historians will fuse their talents to present a series of special events to observe the upcoming 2012 solar eclipse. The Solar Eclipse Lecture Series is a cooperative effort with the Nevada Historical Society, the planetarium and the Astronomical Society of Nevada. 

Leading up to the May 20 solar eclipse, the Nevada Astronomical Society’s Jim Fahey will present “Why Easter Changes Each Year” on Saturday, and “Today the Sun, Tomorrow the Eclipse” on May 19 at the Nevada Historical Society, 1650 N. Virginia St. Then, to see and celebrate the 2012 eclipse, the Fleischmann Planetarium is hosting a viewing party May 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Redfield Campus Observatory in South Reno, 18600 Wedge Pkwy.

“It’s cosmic.  We are so glad to get together and blend the different areas we focus on for this really rare event coming up,” said the Historical Society’s Sheryln Hayes-Zorn.  “We all have pieces of the scientific puzzle, and when we get together, we can see it a little better.”

Admission to the lectures is free and parking passes are available.

For more information, contact the NHS at 688-1190.
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