March 28, 2001
Life Cycle of Stars and More at
CSUS Observatory's 'Public Nights'
Amateur stargazers and dedicated space
aficionados of all ages can join California State University,
Sacramento professors for an informative look at the night
sky this spring.
Three of the popular "Public Nights" events are
scheduled in coming months. The events all begin with a lively
45-minute lecture and end with a session at the CSUS Observatory
atop Amador Hall.
Each lecture begins at 8 p.m. in Mendocino Hall 1015. Viewing
at the Observatory is from 9 to 10:30 p.m., weather permitting.
· Friday, April 6: "A New Window on the Universe:
An Overview of Gamma-ray Astronomy," with Clay Bratton.
· Friday, April 27: "From Pickering's Harem to
Heidi Hammel: The Role of Women in Astronomy," with Donald
· Friday, May 11: "The Birth, Life and Death of
Stars," with Randy Phelps
Parking is free from one hour prior to and one hour after
the event in the student section of the parking structure,
which is on the west side of campus. After 5 p.m. on the night
of the event, information on the likelihood that weather will
allow viewing will be on a recording at (916) 278-6268. Lectures
will be given regardless of weather.
More information is available by contacting the CSUS physics
and astronomy department at (916) 278-6518. Media assistance
is available by contacting CSUS public affairs at (916) 278-6156.
further information send E-Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or
Public Affairs (916)
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