Friday Star Parties

Current Schedule 

Time: 6:30pm -8:30pm         
Place: WPS 102       
Observing: Telescopes set up by the MTSU Observatory
Format: 30 - 45 min public lecture followed by Telescope Observing (if clear weather)
Audience: General public, MTSU students, faculty, and staff (kids are welcome)
Cost: FREE

Directions: Free Parking by the science buildings. Use the Main Street Entrance to MTSU, follow Blue Raider Drive past the Cope Building and past Old Main Circle. Turn left at Friendship Street, then go around the roundabout to the science parking lot. From the end of the parking lot enter WPS through the Strobel Lobby and go to the left to WPS 102. The MTSU Observatory is outside of the WPS building.





 
 

 

Current schedule

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December 7, 2018
Dr. Eric Klumpe
Funky Fizix in Film: Creation of the Elements
Video is not available yet
November 9, 2018
Dr. Irina Perevalova
Life in the Universe
Video is not available yet
October 5, 2018
Dr. Nat Smith
The Great Southern Skies: A View of Space from Down Under
Video is not available yet
September 7, 2018
 Dr. Chuck Higgins
Touching the Sun: Parker Solar Probe
Video is not available yet
May 4, 2018
Dr. Irina Perevalova
Space Oddity
Video is not available yet
April 6, 2018
Dr. Eric Klumpe
Funky Fizix in Film: Life on Mars
Video is not available yet
March 2, 2018
Dr. John Wallin
The Invisible Universe and How We See It
Video is not available yet
February 2, 2018
Dr. Chuck Higgins
Cassini’s Grand Finale at Saturn
Video is not available yet
December 1, 2017
Dr. Eric Klumpe
Black Hole Trivia
Video is not available yet
November 3, 2017
Dr. Jana Ruth Ford
Shooting Stars & Meteor Showers
Video
October 6, 2017
Dr. Irina Perevalova
Exotic Matter
Video
September 8, 2017
Dr. Chuck Higgins
Great Tennessee Eclipse recap
Video
August 21, 2017
GREAT TENNESSEE ECLIPSE
Video
August 20, 2017
(Sunday, 3 pm)
Solar Eclipse Experts: Discussion Panel, Stories, Images
Meet the experts! Open to everyone  (SCI 1006) 
Video
August 11, 2017­
(7:30pm  LRC 221)
Dr. John Wallin
Observing and Photographing the Solar Eclipse
(Bring your camera for practice!)
Video is not available yet
August 4, 2017­
(7:30pm LRC 221)
Dr. Irina Perevalova
History and Science of Solar Eclipses
Video
May 5, 2017
Dr. Eric Klumpe
Funky Fizix in Film: Eclipses
Video
April 14, 2017
Dr. Chuck Higgins
The Great American Eclipse at MTSU
Video
March 3, 2017
Dr. Jana Ruth Ford
Solar Science
Video
February 3, 2017
Dr. John Wallin
Darkness Fell Over the Land: Eclipses in Religion and History
Video

Friday Star Party Videos are a co-production of the MTSU Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Education Resource Channel @ Middle Tennessee, Comcast Channel 9.