Stars, astronomers, munchies, telescopes and door prizes. What a way to end the semester!
The new Hubble ViewSpace installation in the Stocker Astroscience Entryway/Exhibition hall is now live! It has been described as: stunning, inspiring, spectacular, and real. Come check it out, anytime during 9:00 am to 5:00 pm in the hall.
Due to the generous help of Robert Martinez and his brother, Roman Martinez, Orbital ATK generously donated $5,000 to the Stocker Astroscience Center Foundation fund for exhibitions, equipment, and software for the center. Currently, the funds have been used to set up the Hubble ViewSpace display, and other purchases necessary to the operation of the observatory. A huge thanks goes to Orbital ATK and Bob and Roman Martinez for the generous gift.
President Obama is hosting the "White House Astronomy Night" and has asked universities, planetariums and science centers to host events that same night, October 19. Here at FIU, there will be SAC telescopes out to show visitors the vistas of the night sky (weather permitting). There will also be music and refreshments, tours of the observatory, and a talk by Dr. Webb.
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