MTSU’s final fall 2018 Star Party features ‘...

MTSU’s final fall 2018 Star Party features ‘Funky Fizix in Film: Creation of the Elements’

Professor Eric Klumpe will share his “Funky Fizix in Film: Creation of the Elements” lecture at the next MTSU Department of Physics and Astronomy “First Friday Star Party,” starting at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 7 in Room 102 of Wiser-Patten Science Hall.

Klump’s presentation is the final Star Party of the fall 2018 semester.

Star Party presenter Eric Klumpe

Dec. 7 MTSU Star Party presenter Eric Klumpe’s “Funky Fizix in Film” will be about “creation of the elements.” (MTSU file photo by Andy Heidt)

First Friday Star Parties are a way for the department to bring the MTSU, Murfreesboro and surrounding communities together. There will be a lecture followed by telescope viewing outdoors, weather permitting.

The event, which is free, is open to the public and MTSU students and faculty. Attendees should dress warmly for the outdoor portion, organizers say.

To find free parking after 6 p.m. at Wiser-Patten, visit online. Handicapped-accessible parking requires a state permit.

For more information about the series or the astronomy program, call 615-898-2130 or visit

Including physics and astronomy, MTSU has more than 300-combined undergraduate and graduate programs. It is one of 11 departments in the College of Basic and Applied Sciences.

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The fall 2018 Star Party lecture series