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A&M-C Observatory Open House Sunday Night (May 15) For Total Lunar Eclipse


Dr. Kent Montgomery, head of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Texas A&M-Commerce, says the University's observatory will be open starting at 9:30 p.m. Sunday night (May 15) for the total lunar eclipse, which will produce a "blood moon," colored red.

Dr. Montgomery says the prime viewing time will be during the totality of the eclipse, from about 10:30 p.m. to 11:50 p.m. Sunday night. The observatory is about five miles south of Commerce on County Road 4208 a short distance off of State Highway 24.

John Mark Dempsey is the host of the public interest program The Blacklands Café from KETR News. Dempsey is also the play-by-play announcer for Commerce Tigers Football on 88.9 FM and on ketr.org.