Preparing for a Total Lunar Eclipse

Preparing for a Total Lunar Eclipse
Presented by:  Dr. Wes Ryle

A total eclipse of the moon will begin during the night of Monday, April 14th and proceed into the early morning hours. This lecture will discuss the cause of eclipses, along with everything you need to know for observing this eclipse from your own backyard. It’s been more than two years since a total lunar eclipse was visible from our location.  Keep your fingers crossed for clear skies on the night of the eclipse!

Join us afterward for an up-close look at the stars, Jupiter, and more with telescopes at The Bank of Kentucky Observatory (weather permitting).

This talk is intended for a general audience.  All ages are welcome.  The event is free and open to the public.  Thomas More College faculty and students will assist visitors in using the telescopes at the observatory.

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When and Where:

Please note the later starting time due to the beginning of daylight saving time!

Saturday, April 12th

8:00 PM – Introduction and Talk – Steigerwald Hall in the TMC Saints Center (formerly the student center)
9:00 PM – Telescope Viewing – The Bank of Kentucky Observatory (weather permitting)

Both located on the campus of Thomas More College:
333 Thomas More Parkway
Crestview Hills, KY 41017

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FREE and open to the public.  No reservations required.  All ages welcome.

Special Observatory Event:
Lunar Eclipse Camp-Out
Monday, April 14th – 10PM-4AM
Watch the Lunar Eclipse from the Grounds around the Observatory!
Drinks, snacks, and entertainment – weather permitting.