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Sept. 10, 2003


CONTACT: Dr. Scott Roby, 312-2790


STUDENT CLUB OFFERS CHANCE TO VIEW MARS FRIDAY

    OSWEGO -- The Astronomy Club at SUNY Oswego is sponsoring a public viewing of Mars and other celestial wonders from 10 to 11 p.m. Friday at the Romney Field House parking lot on Route 104.

    "The Astronomy Club is calling this a 'last chance to see Mars!' event, since we are at the tail end of a month-long close approach of Mars to Earth," said Dr. Scott Roby, faculty adviser to the Astronomy Club and associate professor of astronomy. "The next time Mars gets nearly this close will be in 2018."

    Everyone is invited, he said. He advised participants to dress warmly because much of the telescopic viewing will take place outdoors. The Romney Field House parking lot is located on Route 104, opposite the Thomas Inn.

    If the sky is too cloudy, the club will try again on Saturday and then Sunday, he added.

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