(Posted September 21, 2015)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- The many phases of a spectacular lunar eclipse can be seen from 9 p.m. to midnight, Sunday, Sept. 27, at the Paul Hickes Observatory on the Juniata College campus.

The viewing is free and open to the public.

According to Matt Beaky, associate professor of physics, the observatory will be open by 9 p.m. The first partial eclipse phase begins at 9:07 and total eclipse begins at 10:11. The observatory will remain open until midnight.

The Hickes Observatory is behind the Brumbaugh Academic Center. Those driving can follow Mifflin Street north and park in the lot behind the BAC classroom building.

In case of rain or clouds, the decision to cancel the event will be made before 5 p.m. on Sunday. To check for cancellation go to http://www.juniata.edu/observatory-nights.

The observatory is outdoors and open to the weather. Please dress warmly if temperatures call for it.

Contact Gabe Welsch at welschg@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.