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FMU Observatory To Offer Viewing of Partial Solar Eclipse on Friday

FLORENCE, S.C. – The Francis Marion University observatory will arrange a public viewing of the partial solar eclipse on Friday (Dec. 14) from 4 to 5:15 p.m. at the site of the Pee Dee Touchstone Energy Commerce City.

The event is open to the public free of charge, and will afford optimum viewing of a 40 percent eclipsed sun as it sets in the Southwest.

The site is located near the intersection of Interstate 95 and S.C. Highway 327.  The viewing will take place about one kilometer east of S.C. 327 near the proposed site of the ScienceSouth Science Museum.

Trees will block viewing of the eclipse at the observatory on the FMU Campus.

For more information, contact the director of the FMU observatory and the Dooley Planetarium, John Mattox, at 843-661-1441. The observatory webpage is located at


Last Published: May 12, 2004 12:15 PM
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