March 01, 2011

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By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Bucknell Observatory will host Family Night on Saturday, March 5, from 7 to 10 p.m.

Family Night will feature views of star clusters, galaxies and the great nebula of Orion with the Observatory's telescopes, including the recently restored, 124-year-old Clark refractor.

Bucknell senior Tyler Szwarc will talk about the constellations in his presentation, "The Stories of the Stars."

Participants will take home their own star chart and constellation.

This event, which is free and open to the public, will be held rain or shine.

The Bucknell Observatory is located on the southern end of campus, next to the Mathewson-Memorial football stadium. For more information, call 570-577-1207.

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