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Paul Lewis, director of UT’s planetarium and space science outreach, will lead an exploration of the blue moon–the second full moon in a calendar month–later this week. Lewis, along with rangers from the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will celebrate this occurrence during an 8:00 p.m. program July 31 at the Bandy Creek Visitor Center. The park is located on the Kentucky-Tennessee border. Several media outlets featured this news including the Lexington Herald-Leader, Morganton County News, WJHL News Channel 11WDEF News 12, Local 8 Now, WATE-TV Channel 6, and the Daily Journal.

Lewis is based in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.