Lunar eclipse observed at the UNR Redfield campus

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Updated: 4/14/2014 11:29 pm
RENO, Nev. ( & KRNV) -- The MacLean Observatory at UNR's Redfield Campus was the place to be on Monday night. Employees from the University's Physics Department, as well as some star guides from Tahoe Star Tours were there to watch the lunar eclipse.

The MacLean Observatory has a massive, 22-inch Celestron telescope, the largest in the state. Of course, a telescope is not needed to see the eclipse, but they were able to explain some of the science behind the blood moon.

Tony Berendsen is a Star Guide with Tahoe Star Tours. He said in northern Nevada, you will get a very unique view of the eclipse that you won't find anywhere else. "Nevada is an awesome place to go stargazing and what we see here, a lot of people in the United States don't see, becasue they don't have the clear air that we have, we don't have very much pollution, here you go out at night and you see thousands of stars."

The Star Guides and Astronomers were available until about 1:30 a.m., the full length of the event.
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