AstroBreak: April Stars
No registrations accepted. The date of this event has passed.
This event is open to:
Classified Staff, Faculty, Teaching Academic Staff, Non-Teaching Academic Staff
Date: Wednesday, April 03, 2013
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Location: Manfred Olson Planetarium in the Physics building
Presenter: Jean Creighton, Director
This is a wonderful break in your day leaving you more refreshed for the work to come. AstroBreak events enable employees to engage in a unique way with colleagues on campus while learning a little Astronomy.
Want to learn more about the stars in the sky? Please join us at the Manfred Olson Planetarium on campus for AstroBreak: a FREE half-hour midday program primarily for the campus community (children have to be 9 years or older). Take a guided tour with the Director, Jean Creighton, of the night sky projected on the dome to look at interesting stars and constellations in the April night sky in the city and the country. We will start with familiar objects such as the Big Dipper and explore less familiar objects such as Corvus and Virgo.
This week's theme is THE HERO HERCULES, where we will discuss myths surrounding the constellation that might help you locate the constellation and some of the most interesting astronomical objects in the constellation.
No food or beverages in the planetarium please. Our facility is wheel-chair accessible and climate controlled.
Plan to arrive a few minutes early because, unfortunately, latecomers cannot be admitted in the dark theater.
Hope to see you soon!
For more information or to request special accommodations, contact:
Jean Creighton, (414) 229 4961