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In the early morning hours of April 15 the Earth, Moon and Sun will align, creating a total lunar eclipse visible from anywhere in the Tri-state. The moon will appear coppery red during the eclipse, which is why many refer to it as a “blood moon.” Dr. Wes Ryle, assistant professor of Math and Physics at Thomas More College, and Cincinnati Observatory Assistant Director and Outreach Astronomer Dean Regas discuss the lunar eclipse, and how you can best enjoy the astronomical show.

This Saturday evening Dr. Ryle will offer a presentation on how to prepare for the eclipse, followed by a telescope viewing at The Bank of Kentucky Observatory at TMC. April 14 from 10:00 PM to 4:00 AM you can camp-out on the Observatory grounds to view the eclipse.

The Cincinnati Observatory will hold a lunar eclipse viewing April 15 from 2:00 to 5:30 AM. All viewings at both observatories depend, of course, on the weather.

Provided, Kat Duff

  

The Secret Life of Sleep, by Kat Duff, explores the mysteries of slumber. Duff taps into the enormous reservoir of human experiences, including literature, culture, and spiritual traditions from around the globe, to illuminate the complexities of a world where sleep has become a dwindling resource.

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Scott Kissell / Miami University

A Miami University student is being rewarded for having his head in the clouds.

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation is awarding Senior Dirk Auman  a $10,000 scholarship. He's one of just 28 students nationwide to receive the honor. You have to be nominated by a professor and meet a host of criteria to qualify.

Auman is double-majoring in biochemistry and engineering physics with a minor in computer science.

Astronomer Michael Sitko from UC

Jun 7, 2013

In this month’s Looking Up, Dean Regas from the Cincinnati Observatory welcomes in Michael Sitko, a professor of physics at the University of Cincinnati who teaches astronomy and has a special interest in the process of planet formation.

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