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Posted: Friday, February 7, 2014 10:20 am

February 08, 2014

Event Location: 8181 E. Irvington Rd., L-125, Tucson, AZ 85709-4000 

Venue: Pima Community College, East Campus 

Time: From: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM 

Admission: Free 

Astronomy magazine is returning to Tucson, an "Astronomy Capital of the World," for its second annual, all-day, free skywatching event in Tucson, on February 8, with daytime solar observing, expert speakers, and nighttime stargazing at the East Campus Observatory of Pima Community College.

Throughout the day, members of the Tucson group will operate several solar telescopes that will give visitors safe, high-quality views of some of the features visible on the Sun. Then, about an hour after our daytime star sets (at 5:04 p.m. Tucson time), we'll begin the second phase of skywatching: nighttime observing.

And in addition to telescopes set up by the astronomy club, the Pima Community College Observatory will be open throughout the day and night. Its solar telescope will follow the Sun in the daytime, and its 14-inch telescope will target deep-sky treats at night.

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