Sept. 5 ‘Funky Fizix in Film’ kicks off MTSU First...

Sept. 5 ‘Funky Fizix in Film’ kicks off MTSU First Friday Star Parties

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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

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 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 (