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For immediate release: 2006 July 18

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Space Probe Crash on Moon May Be Visible to

Amateur Astronomers with Large Telescopes


Pittsburgh, July 18 – “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 Friends of the Zeiss Steering Committee Member Francis G. Graham, who is Assistant Professor of Physics and  Astronomy at Kent State University.


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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