The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

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March 1, 2014

Change clocks forward March 9

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

• March 1: New moon.

• March 8: First quarter.

• March 16: Full moon (Lenten Moon, Sap Moon, Crow Moon, Worm Moon).

• March 24: Last quarter.

• March 30: New moon (Blue Moon).

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On March 9, we change our clocks forward one hour, from standard time to daylight-saving time.

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Northern Oklahoma College Mackie Planetarium is open to the public at 6 p.m. the first Thursday of the month.

Admission is free, but a donation of a canned good or nonperishable food item for Horn of Plenty is appreciated.

The program Thursday is “Two Small Pieces of Glass,” about the history of the telescope.

We also will study some of the constellations in the winter night sky over Enid.

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Every Thursday evening, weather permitting, the observatory will be open to the public.

Sessions start at 6:30 p.m.

Large groups of 15 or more planning to visit the observatory or planetarium should call 548-2399 to schedule an appointment.

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

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