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Get viewers for today’s eclipse
by Tribune Staff
May 20, 2012 | 534 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO — The Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center at the University of Nevada, Reno, expects to have a few viewers left for sale today to view the eclipse that will occur late this afternoon.

Solar viewers cost $2 each and there is a per-person limit of five.

The annular solar eclipse will be today and Reno is one of only a few cities in the United States where it will be visible in its entirety (weather permitting), as the moon aligns exactly in front of the sun and the sun appears as a bright ring (annulus) surrounding the moon. It can be viewed anywhere in the Reno-Sparks region, with the centerline of the eclipse near Pyramid Lake. Dan Ruby, associate director of Fleischmann Planetarium, reports the maximum eclipse can be viewed in Reno from 6:28 to 6:33 p.m. Keep in mind, it is not safe to watch the solar eclipse without taking special precautions.

Check the Fleischmann Planetarium’s Facebook page for the latest update on availability of solar viewers. For additional information, including more information about resources for safe viewing, visit the Fleischmann Planetarium’s eclipse website at

The Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center is on North Virginia Street, just north of Lawlor Events Center. Hours today are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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