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View comet tonight at WNC observatory

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WNC Jack C. Davis ObservatoryThis image of Comet 17P/Holmes, which is located between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter approximately 150 million miles from the earth, was taken at Western Nevada College's Jack C. Davis Observatory.
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Comet 17P/Holmes, located between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter approximately 150 million miles from the earth, can be seen tonight at Western Nevada College’s Jack C. Davis Observatory.

The public is invited after dusk to view the comet and other celestial objects of interest. Admission is free.

The observatory is at 2699 Van Patten Ave. on the northern end of the Carson City campus.

For information on the observatory visit: http://www.wnc.edu/observatory/ or call 445-3240.