Monday, September 28, 2009

[112] Oct. 2 'Atmospheric Fireworks: Aurorae in the Solar System'

Release date: Sept. 28, 2009

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Oct. 2 ‘Atmospheric Fireworks: Aurorae in the Solar System’
Lecture Continues MTSU Fall First Friday Star Parties

(MURFREESBORO) — MTSU Physics and Astronomy associate professor Dr. Charles Higgins will discuss “Atmospheric Fireworks: Aurorae in the Solar System” starting at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 2, continuing the department’s fall 2009 First Friday Star Party series.
The talk will be held in Wiser-Patten Science Hall Room 102 and outside the building, department officials said. Higgins will have a 30- to 45-minute public lecture followed by outdoor telescope observing, weather permitting.
The general public and MTSU faculty, staff and students are invited to the free event. Children are welcome. Free Star Party parking will be available behind WPS after 4:30 p.m. Friday only.
Directions to parking and the event site: At the intersection of Baird Street and Main Street, take Baird to MTSU campus. Turn right at stop sign onto Blue Raider Drive. Turn left onto Friendship Street. Continue past entrances to first set of parking lots. At curve in road, turn left into parking lot. WPS Hall is the second building at the northwest corner of the parking lot. Please park only in areas designated for parking. Handicap parking requires a valid state permit.
For more information, call the physics and astronomy department at 615-898-2130.

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