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See the Comet Lulin Friday at Concordia

Feb. 26, 2009 – It's a bird, it's a plane! No, it's the Comet Lulin now transiting close enough to our planet for Earthlings to see it.
Amateur astronomer Rich Greengold and astrologer Kelley Hunter will offer a free presentation on this once-in-a-lifetime event at 7 p.m. Friday at Concordia Pavilion.
"This particular comet – it's the only time it will pass by Earth," Greengold said.
The Pavilion is adjacent to the restaurant at Concordia Eco-tents and Condominiums. Greengold and Hunter do presentations at Concordia every month in conjunction with the new moon, when the sky is at its darkest.
Those who attend will be able to look at the comet through Greengold's powerful 10-inch telescope.
Greengold described the comet as green and funny shaped with its tail going backwards through the solar system. It was discovered in Taiwan in 2007 and is named after the observatory where its discoverer worked.
According to the online www.space.com, Lulin is 38 million miles from Earth. It reached its closed point to earth earlier this week.

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