Comet Viewing Session Added Due to Weather (125)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Anticipating overcast skies Friday and Saturday, a special public viewing of the comet Hale-Bopp has been scheduled 8:30-11 p.m. Sunday from the roof of the Alvin H. Neilsen Physics Building on the University of Tennessee-Knoxville campus.

 “It’s short notice, but we have to scramble to put these sessions together when we know the weather isn’t going to cooperate,” said Paul Lewis, director of the Outreach for Astronomy program in the UT-Knoxville Department of Physics and Astronomy.

 Faculty will be on hand to answer questions about Hale-Bopp and telescopes will be available for viewing, Lewis said.

 The physics building is located on “The Hill,” south of Cumberland Ave., between 13th St. and Stadium Drive. For more information about viewing times and locations, call Lewis at (423) 974-7815.