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Learn about eclipses as MTSU continues ‘Friday Star Parties’ Feb. 3

The MTSU Department of Physics and Astronomy resumes First Friday Star Parties for the spring 2017 semester this Friday, Feb. 3.

Dr. John Wallin

Dr. John Wallin

Dr. John Wallin kicks things off with “Darkness Fell Over the Land: Eclipses in Religion and History” at 6:30 p.m. Friday in Room 102 of the newly remodeled Wiser-Patten Science Hall.

The star parties are free and open to the public.  A searchable, printable campus parking map is available at http://tinyurl.com/MTSUParkingMap, and parking will be free behind the Wiser-Patten Science building.

Wallin is a professor and director of the MTSU computational science doctoral program. To learn more about the program, visit www.mtsu.edu/programs/computational-science-phd.

Other star parties this semester include:

  • March 3 — “Solar Science,” led by professor JanaRuth Ford.
  • April 14 — “The 2017 Great American Eclipse at MTSU,” led by Dr. Chuck Higgins.
  • May 5 — “Funky Fizix in Film,” led by Dr. Eric Klumpe.

For more information, call 615-898-2130 or visit www.mtsu.edu/programs/astronomy and www.mtsu.edu/programs/physics.

— Randy Weiler (Randy.Weiler@mtsu.edu)

MTSU astrophysicist John Wallin, shown here inside the university's observatory, will lead a discussion on “Darkness Fell Over the Land: Eclipses in Religion and History” starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, when MTSU launches the spring 2017 series of "First Friday Star Parties." (MTSU file photo)

MTSU astrophysicist John Wallin, shown here inside the university’s observatory, will lead a discussion on “Darkness Fell Over the Land: Eclipses in Religion and History” starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, when MTSU launches the spring 2017 series of “First Friday Star Parties.” (MTSU file photo)

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