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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016


Cosmic Views

The Moscow Observatory, attached to the planetarium, is probably as good a viewpoint as any from which to observe natural phenomena on eclipse day. A special tour and viewing is planned from 2 p.m. onwards, with the observatory staff warning visitors not to come if the outlook's cloudy. The observatory, open noon to 6 p.m., is at 5 Sadovaya-Kudrinskaya Ulitsa (entrance from the Children's Zoo). Tel. 252-0217. Metro: Barrikadnaya. Tickets: 50 rubles.

Apocalypse Now

If the world doesn't come to an end with the afternoon solar eclipse, it just might when the sun sets on the Kukly Club. Inspired by Nostradamus' rather gloomy prediction for Aug. 11, Kukly is preparing demons and pagan dances to keep clients entertained. Sacrificial lamb to be served. The club/restaurant is at 3 Sadovaya-Samotechnaya Ulitsa (in the premises of the Puppet Theater). Tel. 299-1656. Metro: Tsvetnoi Bulvar. Cover: free.

Get Your Kicks

Spartak Moscow will be hoping the lights don't go out on its European Cup campaign Wednesday as it takes on Yugoslavia's Partizan Belgrade in the first leg of the third qualification round. Success here and in the return leg will take Spartak into the group stage of the competition. The match will kick off at 8 p.m. at the Luzhniki Sports Complex, 24 Luzhnetskaya Naberezhnaya. Tel. 201-0376. Metro: Sportivnaya. Tickets at the stadium. Or grab a beer and watch it live on NTV.