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Comet on view

Spectrum Volume 19 Issue 25 - March 27, 1997

The Virginia Tech Department of Physics, in conjunction with the Blacksburg Department of Parks and Recreation, will give the public an opportunity to observe the Hale-Bopp comet April 4.

Virginia Tech telescopes will be available 7:30-10 p.m. at Kipps Elementary School on Price's Fork Road. Virginia Tech astronomers, including physics professors John Simonetti, John Broderick, and Brian Dennison and some students specializing in astronomy, will be on hand to describe what is being seen and answer questions.

If the sky is cloudy April 4, the observing session will be postponed until April 5. In case of cloudy weather, information can be obtained by calling 1-5719.

For more information, go to the Virginia Tech Department of Physics homepage at www.phys.vt.edu and click on "Comet Hale-Bopp Observing Session."