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BCC to host Supernova Watch Party

Barton Community College will offer local residents a chance to witness the death of a star or a “supernova” using two of Barton’s large telescopes at a Supernova Watch Party from 8-10 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3 on the east side of the soccer complex.
Barton Physics and Astronomy Instructor Dr. Tim Folkerts said this is the brightest and closest supernova in more than 20 years. He said this is a very rare opportunity to witness one of the universe’s most dramatic, unusual events.
“You tend to think of a star as lasting forever, but they eventually end ...

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