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Date: Feb 01, 2008
Super Bowl Stars at Hofstra
University offers alternative Super Bowl Sunday event featuring more stars than a halftime showHofstra University, Hempstead, NY – Not all the stars on Super Bowl Sunday will be in Arizona on February 3.
In place of Eli Manning and Tom Brady, Hofstra is offering Mars and Saturn, along with the Orion Nebula and the Pleiades star cluster.
Non-football fans, football widows and kids, and anyone else who won’t be in front of a TV set for the Giants-Patriots game are invited to do some star-gazing from 7-9 p.m. atop the Chemistry and Physics Building, California Avenue at Huntington Place, south campus.
Hofstra will have several telescopes set up to ensure adequate star-gazing for the evening, or for a quick look at half-time. Hofstra astronomers will be on hand to talk about the wonders of the Winter Sky.
Updates and the latest weather information is available at (516) 463-2 SKY (2759), or at www.hofstra.edu/astronomy. For more information e-mail: email@example.com
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