We will have our welcome back star party. Refreshments, door prizes and a concert by professional guitarist Tom Lumen. An amazing talent who tours the world displaying his solo fingerstyle brand of guitar playing. Concert will take place at 8:30-9:30. Observing and building tours after concert.
Dr. Webb will take the audience to the very edges of the visible universe and explore the strange bizarre objects which lie out there, billions of light years away in distance. The light we see from them left them billions of years ago. Music will also be included in the evening at the edge of the Universe.
Former Disney chief Imagineer and inventor Bran Ferren teams up with our own Dr. Fiorella Terenzi for an evening of fun and discovery. Refreshments and observing afterward if weather permits.
On January 31, 2018 there will be a super blue blood moon. See what astronomy professor, Caroline Simpson, has to say about the event from her interview with Miami Herald.
The observatory was awash with over 1000 people, both FIU students, employees and faculty, and people from the community!
Some selected links to the FIU-local Media news coverage of the eclipse.
Stocker AstroScience Center
Department of Physics
Florida International University
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 SW 8th Street, CP 222
Miami, FL 33199
Phone: (305) 348-3964
Fax: (305) 348-6700