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The quarterly series “The Essentials” at the Moxie Cinema, 305 S. Campbell, takes place throughout the year, showcasing the “essential” films everyone should see on the big screen, organized under themes such as directors, actors, genres, and eras or movements.  This quarter it’s “Classic Comedies”, featuring some of the most iconic comedy films of the 1930s, 40s and 50s.  Mike Stevens from the Moxie stopped by to talk about the series. 

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If you don’t mind getting up really early this weekend and spending time in the cold, you’ll be able to see some meteors. 

The best times for viewing the Leonids Meteor Shower will be midnight Friday night through early Saturday morning and midnight Saturday night through early Sunday morning.  But skies are expected to be cloudy Saturday night, so Friday night will be the best time for people in the Ozarks to see the meteor shower.

Becky Baker, astronomy professor at Missouri State University, said you should expect to see 10 to 15 meteors per hour.

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In this episode of Engaging the Community, MSU President Clif Smart talks about the university's relationship with China.  Missouri State University has long had several partner universities in China, and the Springfield campus hosts hundreds of Chinese students in the Ozarks each year. 

Listen to the conversation by clicking the "Play" button below.

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Missouri State University’s Baker Observatory will host a Public Observing Night Friday night (11/16) from 6 to 9.  View Mars, Saturn and Nebulas.  In case of clouds, the event will be rescheduled for Saturday night (11/17). 


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