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Summer Solstice Celebration to Take Place at UW Art Museum

June 13, 2013
People with telescope
Visitors line up during the 2012 summer solstice celebration to view the sun through Ray Martin’s filtered telescope.

The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host its annual summer solstice celebration Friday, June 21, from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The free event celebrates the longest day of the year and the official beginning of summer. Every year, at exactly noon on the summer solstice, the sun shines through a solar tube in the Rotunda Gallery’s ceiling and illuminates the silver dollar that is set into the center of the gallery's floor.

Visitors also will have the opportunity to safely view the sun's surface through astronomer Ray Martin's filtered solar telescope, which will be set up on the terrace.

For more information, call the Art Museum at (307) 766-6622 or visit  and its blog at; or follow the museum on Facebook at

“Imagine learning from the masters” is a guiding principle of the UW Art Museum’s programs. The museum is located in the Centennial Complex at 2111 Willett Drive in Laramie. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free.

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