Learn about eclipses as MTSU continues ‘Frid...

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

MTSU professor and astrophysicist John Wallin will lead the discussion on “Stone Circles and Seasonal Alignments: Neolithic Astronomy in England” in a 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 20, Virtual Star Party. The site for the livestream is (MTSU file photo bu J. Intintoli)

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, 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

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 and

— Randy Weiler (

Dr. John Wallin at the MTSU Observatory

MTSU astrophysicist John Wallin, shown here inside the university’s observatory, will lead a discussion on “The Invisible Universe and How We See It” starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, when MTSU continues the spring 2017 series of First Friday Star Parties. (MTSU file photo)

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