Tuesday, May 04, 2010

[453] Gritton's 'Galactic Superstructures' Talk on May 7 Ends Star Party Series for Spring

Release date: May 4, 2010

News & Public Affairs contact: Randy Weiler, 615-898-5616 or jweiler@mtsu.edu
Star Party contact: Jeff Gritton, 615-494-7844 or jgritton@mtsu.edu

Gritton’s ‘Galactic Superstructures’ Talk
on May 7 Ends Star Party Series for Spring

(MURFREESBORO, TN) – MTSU Department of Physics and Astronomy instructor Jeff Gritton will discuss “Galactic Superstructures” Friday, May 7, in the final First Friday Star Party of the spring semester.
The Star Party, which is free, will start at 6:30 p.m. in Wiser-Patten Science Hall Room 102. Weather permitting, an outdoor telescope observing will follow the 30- to 45-minute lecture.
An instructor at MTSU since 2008, Gritton earned his bachelor’s from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, in 2006 and master’s from Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., in ’08.
Parking is available behind WPS after 4:30 p.m. The public is asked to park only in areas designated for parking. Handicap parking requires a state permit.
To find parking and WPS, at the intersection of East Main Street and Baird Lane, take Baird to the campus. At the stop sign, turn right onto Blue Raider Drive. Turn left onto Friendship Street. Go past parking areas on both sides of the street. At curve in road, turn left into the parking lot. WPS is the second building on the right at the end of the parking lot.
For more information, call Gritton at 615-494-7844, Dr. Charles Higgins at 615-898-5946 or Dr. Eric Klumpe at 615-898-2483.
Media welcomed.

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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