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 is available 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.
- Dec. 5 — “What’s the Matter?” led by instructor Robert Mahurin.
For more information, call 615-898-2130 or visit www.mtsu.edu/programs/astronomy to learn more about the astronomy program. The Department of Physics and Astronomy is part of the College of Basic and Applied Sciences.
— Randy Weiler (Randy.Weiler@mtsu.edu)