UNL Observatory to Host Public Viewing of Lunar Eclipse

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will host a public viewing of a lunar eclipse at the Behlen Observatory near Mead.

The event is scheduled for Sunday from 8 to 11 p.m.

The evening will feature the last eclipse in a series of four lunar eclipses over the past two years, known as a tetrad.

Shawn Langan, the lab manager with the Department of Physics and Astronomy, says tetrads have happened roughly even 10 years this century, but there were none between 1600 and 1900.

Photos of past lunar eclipses and other astrophotography done in Nebraska can be found at http://observatory.unl.edu/nebrastrophotography .

More details and directions to the observatory can be found at http://observatory.unl.edu/ .