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Published May 17 2012

Two sun-related events scheduled at MSUM

MOORHEAD – Minnesota State University Moorhead and the F-M Astronomy Club will sponsor sun-related events on MSUM’s campus Sunday and June 5.

Both events are free and open to the public.

A partial solar eclipse, where the moon passes in front of the sun, will occur Sunday evening. There will be telescopes and special equipment for safely viewing the eclipse from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the MSUM Parking Lot V-5, on the corner of Sixth Avenue South and 11th Street.

In the event of cloudy weather, there will be half-hour presentations in the MSUM Planetarium about solar eclipses.

On June 5, Venus will pass in front of the sun, partially blocking the sun’s light, which won’t occur again until December 2117.

There will be telescopes and special equipment for safe viewing from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in MSUM Parking Lot V-5.

In the event of cloudy weather, there will be a webcast from Hawaii in the MSUM Planetarium.