TJC Announces PALS and Star Parties
Tyler Junior College will present the 2004 Public Astronomy Lecture Series and Star Parties beginning 7 p.m., Saturday, March 27 at Hudnall Planetarium. Tom Hooten, TJC physics instructor and astronomer, will speak on "Exoplanets: Worlds Orbiting Other Stars."
The public is invited to the Public Astronomy Lecture Series (PALS) designed to provide information concerning recent events and discoveries related to astronomy and space science. The series consists of monthly programs presented by academic and scientific experts and professionals.
As weather permits, the Astronomical Society of East Texas will host a Star Party for naked-eye and telescopic viewing of the night sky following each lecture. Large and small telescopes will be on hand for viewing the moon, planets and interesting sky objects. Astronomical society members will also be available for questions and discussions concerning telescopes, constellations and celestial happenings.
Future PALS lectures will be April 24, May 22, June 26, July 24, August 21, September 25, October 23 and November 20. Topics will vary and will be announced later.
Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for students and senior adults. Planetarium seating is limited, and doors will open one-half hour before each lecture.
Hudnall Planetarium is located in the heart of the Tyler Junior College main campus near the intersection of Mahon Avenue and Lake Street. Free parking is available.
Contact Tom Hooten at email@example.com or Bonnie Purser at 903-510-2548 for more information.