Astronomy Open House Set for Friday
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The Astrophysics Group in the Texas A&M University Department of Physics and Astronomy will host its monthly Astronomy Open House Friday (Jan. 29) from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the campus observatory. The free, family-oriented event will feature telescope observing (weather permitting), hands-on demonstrations and a brief public talk by Texas A&M astronomers Steven Finkelstein and Casey Papovich regarding their current research on some of the Universe’s most distant galaxies, newly detected by NASA’s Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) aboard the Hubble Space Telescope.
Free parking is available in Lot No. 1 of the Brayton Fire Training Center, from which individuals can board a free shuttle bus that will transport them to and from the observatory. The first shuttle will depart for the observatory at 7:25 p.m., with additional shuttles running every 15 minutes. The final shuttle will leave from the observatory en route to Brayton at 9:30 p.m.
Contact: Keely Finkelstein, Texas A&M University Astrophysics Outreach Coordinator, (979) 862-2105 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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