Release date: Feb. 4, 2010
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Ford Drives ‘History of Women in Astronomy’ Talk
at Feb. 5 First Friday Star Party at MTSU
(MURFREESBORO) — MTSU Department of Physics and Astronomy instructor Janaruth Ford will lead the presentation titled “History of Women in Astronomy” starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, during the First Friday Star Party.
Ford’s talk will be held in Wiser-Patten Science Hall Room 102. After the 30- to 45-minute presentation and weather permitting, an outdoor telescope observing will follow the public lecture.
An MTSU instructor since 2004, Ford earned her bachelor’s from Vanderbilt University in 1977. She received her M.S. in 2004 from the University of Western in Sydney, Australia.
Star Parties are free and open to the public and MTSU community. Free parking is available after 4:30 p.m. behind Wiser-Patten.
Directions to parking and the event site: At the intersection of Baird Lane and Main Street, take North Baird Lane to the 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. Wiser-Patten 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, contact physics and astronomy by calling 615-898-2130.
With three Nobel Prize winners among its alumni and former faculty, Middle Tennessee State University confers master’s degrees in 10 areas, the Specialist in Education degree, the Doctor of Arts degree and the Doctor of Philosophy degree. MTSU is ranked among the top 100 public universities in the nation in the Forbes “America’s Best Colleges” 2009 survey.
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