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First 2014 Star Party scheduled for Saturday

The Winfree Observatory at Randolph College will be open Saturday with views of the moon and Jupiter available for astronomers.

The first Star Party of 2014 will begin at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. During Star Parties, Randolph students open Winfree Observatory for members of the campus community and the general public to use the telescope to view celestial objects.

Hart Gillespie ’15, the student who organizes the events, said the full moon will be the main focus of Saturday’s Star Party. Jupiter will be visible, and attendees may also get the chance to look at the Pleiades star cluster and the Double Cluster in the Perseus constellation, he said.

In case of inclement weather, check http://randolphscience.org to confirm whether the event is still being held.

Other Star Parties this semester will be on March 29 at 8:30 p.m., part of the Randolph College Science Festival, April 12 at 9 p.m., and May 10 at 9:30 p.m.

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