GTCC CLINE OBSERVATORY HOLDS NEW HOURS

From November through February, public viewing sessions will begin at 7 p.m.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NOVEMBER 11, 2015

Cline Observatory

JAMESTOWN, N.C. — Guilford Technical Community College’s Cline Observatory is observing a new start time for its free public viewing sessions. The new start time is 7 p.m. and will be in effect from November through February.

Cline Observatory hosts public viewing sessions on Friday nights throughout the year.  Telescopes are set up inside and outside the observatory dome for viewing astronomical objects.

Sessions are held if weather permits and usually last about two hours. Follow Cline Observatory on Twitter @GTCCASTRO for updates. Reservations are not necessary.

Recently, the observatory hit a milestone, celebrating its 25,000th visitor. The facility opened in October 1997. For more information, visit http://observatory.gtcc.edu.

Guilford Technical Community College is the fourth largest of 58 institutions in the NC Community College System. GTCC serves more than 40,000 students annually from five campuses and a Small Business Center. Learn more at www.gtcc.edu.

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— Carla Kucinski/GTCC