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January

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Venue:Stocker Astroscience Center

The first ever Public Star party to be held at the Stocker Astroscience Center. Guided tours, observing, and music under the stars.

February

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Venue:CP 145 and Astroscinece Center

Sounds of the Universe: Acoustic Astronomy By Dr. Fiorella Terenzi Look up at the stars. Can’t you hear them? Dr. Fiorella Terenzi is an astrophysicist, musician and professor of physics and astronomy at Florida International University, Miami. Through Dr. Terenzi's ground-breaking research we can now listen to the cosmos.

SCAS Public lecture and program

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Venue:CP 145 and Stocker AstroScience center

The SCAS free astronomy program will feature SCAS Honorary member DR. JAMES R. WEBB, FIU research astronomer with another exciting program. At 8 p.m. get ready to win a prize and hear the latest astronomy updates. Refreshments and a public tour of the new 4-floor Observatory which DR. WEBB helped design, will follow his program. 305-661-1375.

March

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Venue:CP 145 and Stocker AstroScience Center

Dr. Russell Romanella will be here to tell about his vision of the future of mankind in space.

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Venue:CP 145 and Stocker AstroScience center

The Southern Cross Astronomical Society and the International Dark Sky Association present the award winning film "The City Dark" and also sponsor a panel discussion about light pollution in Miami after the film.

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Venue:CP 145 and Stocker AstroScience center

Dr.Canuto, NASA-GISS and Columbia Univ., will talk about Humans effects on the environment and changing climate of our Planet Earth.

April

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Venue:Stocker AstroScience Center Rm 101.

A star party featuring goodies, door prizes, and music. The telescopes will be set up on teh observing pad if weather permits.

July

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Venue:Stocker Astroscience Center

Please join us for our annual "Key West Style" star party. We will also be celebrating the 45 anniversary of the first Moon landing, Apollo 11. If weather permits, telescopes will be out, the dome open, Key lime pies, frozen non-alcoholic margaritas, and of course music!

August

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Venue:Stocker Astroscience center

The ACE 24" telescope should be arriving during the week of August 4th through 8th. It will be installed shortly thereafter and will be in operating when classes begin in the Fall.

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Venue:The Stocker AstroScience Center

Telescopes, astronomers and refreshments. We will look at planets, stars, and nebula through the Physics department’s telescopes. NASA Update and more. One of the most enjoyable evenings of the semester!

September

Cosmology and the Human Understanding of the Universe

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Venue:CP 145 and the Stocker Astroscience Center

FIU Astronomer Dr. James Webb discusses the Universe and our current understanding of it and our place in it. Observing afterward at the Stocker AstroScience center if weather permits.

October

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Venue:CP 145 and the Stocker Astroscience Center

Dr. Webb will talk about the "Scientific Search" for life in the universe including searches for signs of life on Mars and the discovery of extra-Solar Earth-like planets. We will go over to the Stocker astroscience center for observing and tours of the control room after the talk, weather permitting.

November

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Venue:CP 145 and the Stocker Astroscience Center

Dr. Webb, inspired by an episode of Relic Hunter, will talk about ancient astronomy and some of the tools ancient astronomers used thousands of years ago. These include ancient observatories like Stonehenge and Woodhenge, alignments of pyramids and Mayan temples, and the Antikytheria device. We will also talk about cosmological theories from ancient times to modern cosmology.

Juno's Mission to Jupiter

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Venue:Stocker Astroscience Center Room 101

Dr.Scott Bolton of the South Western Institute for Research in Astronomy, and principle investigator of the NASAJUNO mission to Jupiter will discuss the mission and its goals. Space is limited so get there early.

December

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Venue:Stocker Astroscience center

Party like only Golden panthers interested in astronomy can! Dr. Webb will prepare and NASA update presented at 8:30 in the lab room (Stocker 101) and our new 24" telescope should be installed and working. Music, astronomy, door prizes,. munchies and STEM fun. Be there, or be an obtuse hperbolid!