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Observatory in Carson City to offer viewing for solar eclipse

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If you're looking to get a safe look at the solar eclipse moving over the U.S. this month, Western Nevada College has a great option.

The Jack C. Davis Observatory in Carson City will be open to the public on Monday, Aug. 21, starting at 8:30 a.m.

Observatory director Thomas Herring said in a statement that people would be able to see about 80 percent coverage from Carson City.

Telescopes will be available with appropriate filters, and people can view the eclipse through the Sunspotter.

The observatory will also have live feeds of one or more sites that are in the path of the total solar eclipse.

It's the first total solar eclipse to pass over the U.S. from coast-to-coast in 99 years.

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