‘Exotic Matter’ headlines October MTSU Star Party...

‘Exotic Matter’ headlines October MTSU Star Party

Weather permitting, telescope viewing will take place at the MTSU Observatory to wrap up the monthly Physics and Astronomy Friday Star Party faculty presentation. Dr. Irina Perevalova will present the topic “Plate Tectonics” starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 7, in Wiser-Patten Science Hall Room 102. The Star Party is part of the Alumni Spring Showcase events for April 6-15. (MTSU file photo)

MTSU lecturer Irina Perevalova of the Department of Physics and Astronomy continues the fall semester First Friday Star Party with “Exotic Matter” starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, in Wiser-Patten Science Hall Room 102.

Dr. Irina Perevalova

Dr. Irina Perevalova

Weather permitting, a telescope viewing will follow the 45- to 60-minute lecture.

The star parties are free and open to the public. To find Wiser-Patten Science Hall and nearby parking, visit

First Friday Star Parties are a way for the department to bring the campus, Murfreesboro and surrounding communities together, with faculty sharing about planets, the sun and moon and other celestial objects and phenomena.

Star Parties are open to the public. MTSU students, faculty, staff and children are welcome.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is one of 11 departments in the College of Basic and Applied Sciences.

For more information about star parties or the department, call 615-898-2130 or visit and

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MTSU First Star Party group outside Conservatory

Going to the MTSU observatory next to Wiser-Patten Science Hall is a fun way to end Star Parties.