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For immediate release: 2006 September 1

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Space Probe Crash on Moon May Be Visible to

Amateur Astronomers with Large Telescopes


Pittsburgh, Sept. 1 – “On the evening of September 2, observers in the eastern half of North America with moderately large telescopes may get a chance to see the European SMART-1 spacecraft crash into the Moon,” according to Kent State University Physics and Astronomy Professor Francis G. Graham, who is a member of the Steering Committee of Friends of the Zeiss.


Professor Graham has prepared a practical guide for amateur observers who wish to try to watch the impact of Smart-1 on the Moon, which can be accessed at the following link:


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For further information, the following is contact information for Professor Graham:


Francis Graham
East Liverpool Regional Campus
Kent State University
400 East 4th Street
East Liverpool OH 43920 USA
Telephone: 330-382-7466
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Established in 2002, Friends of the Zeiss is a non-profit organization working to preserve the history, heritage, and functionality of the building, equipment, and artifacts of Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science.


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