The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

June 29, 2013

NOC observatory, planetarium closed this week for July 4

By Bob Killam

ENID, Okla. — Phases of the moon for July are:

• July 8: New moon.

• July 16: First quarter.

• July 22: Full moon (Hay Moon, Thunder Moon).

• July 29: Last quarter.

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Northern Oklahoma College Observatory and Mackie Planetarium will be closed the first week of July for the Independence Day holiday.

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Every Wednesday and Thursday, weather permitting, the observatory will be open to the public. Sessions start at 9:30 p.m.

Large groups planning to visit the observatory or planetarium should call 548-2399 to schedule an appointment.

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Killam is resident astronomer and astronomical league coordinator for Leonardo’s Star Quest Astronomy Club and director of the NOC observatory.