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By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, February 20th, 2008 at 7:22 am in Family Outings.

Lunar eclipse 2007 (MCT Direct)
If this gray drizzle clears, tonight’s skies should offer an intriguing peek at a lunar eclipse. Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science is breaking out the big telescopes and bringing in astronomers to help you make sense of what you see out on the big plaza from 6 to 9 p.m. (Free)

Over at Chabot Space & Science Center, they’re doing a “Red Moon Rising” family event from 5 to 8 p.m. that includes a guided hike (at 5 p.m., dress warm, tote a flashlight), live planetarium presentations, hands-on activities, and telescope viewing from the observation deck. (Tickets are $5-$10, call 510-336-7373). Or tap into their live webcam feed.

Want a 9 second peek at what you’ll be seeing? This time-lapse video was shot in the Santa Barbara area last year.

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