MURFREESBORO — MTSU Department of Physics and Astronomy professor Eric Klumpe kicks off the first First Friday Star Party of the year with “Funky Fizix in Film” starting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 5 in Wiser-Patten Science Hall Room 102.
The star party is free and open to the public and campus community, and children are welcome. Free parking is available behind Wiser-Patten Science Hall after 4:30 p.m. this Friday. To find Wiser-Patten and parking, a printable campus map can be found at http://tinyurl.com/MTSUParkingMap14-15.
First Friday Star Parties are a way for the department to bring the MTSU, Murfreesboro and surrounding communities together. There will be a lecture with the film followed by telescope viewing, weather permitting.
Other First Friday Star Parties this fall will include:
• Oct. 3 — “There and Back Again, an Astronomer’s Journey to the UK,” led by professor John Wallin;
• Nov. 7 — “About Climate,” led by instructor Irina Perevalova; and
• Dec. 5 — “What’s the Matter?” led by instructor Robert Mahurin.