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January 24, 2014
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UNR offers supernova viewing

The University of Nevada, Reno, physics department is offering free viewing of the newly discovered supernova in the galaxy M82, commonly known as the “Cigar Galaxy,” 7-10 p.m., today, at the University’s MacLean Observatory located on their Redfield Campus in south Reno. The supernova, a massive explosion of a white dwarf star, is still brightening and easy to see in a moderate sized telescope, about 4 inches. Several telescopes, including the University’s 22-inch Celestron (the largest educational and research telescope in Nevada) and two telescopes from Tahoe Star Tours, will be available for the public to view the new discovery. …

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