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January

Welcome Back Star Party @ Stocker Astroscience center

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Venue:Stocker AstroScience Center

Music, munchies, astronomers and stars. Event is free and open to the public. We will have a NASA update and a presentation if the weather is cloudy. If clear, we will set up telescopes for guests to see first-hand some of the amazing things in the night sky.

February

Amazing Astrophysics with Dr. Fiorella Terenzi

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Venue:CP 145 and the Stocker AstroScience Center

Dr. Fiorella Terenzi will lead you through the wild world of astrophysics. Telescopes and tours of the AstroScience Center afterwards, weather permitting.

Private Concert by Muriel Anderson

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Venue:Stocker Astroscience Center Rm 101

The is a "by invitation only" concert by Ms. Muriel Anderson. Muriel is regarded as one of the best all around guitarists in the world. She plays bluegrass, classical, country, finger-style, flamenco, jazz, you name it she plays it. She studied under Chet Atkins and Christopher Parkening! Contact Dr. Webb at webbj@fiu.edu for further information and ticketing.

Searching for Life in the Universe: Where is Everyone? with Dr. Terry Oswalt

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Venue:CP 145 & Stocker AstroScience Center

Dr. Terry Oswalt from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University will discuss the question, where is all the life in the universe? Telescopes and tours of the AstroScience Center afterwards, weather permitting.

April

Gravitational Waves: A New Window on the Universe.

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Venue:CP 145 & Stocker AstroScience Center

Dr. James Webb (FIU) will discuss gravitational waves and the possibility of a totally new window on the universe? Telescopes and tours of the AstroScience Center afterwards, weather permitting.

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Venue:Upstairs at the B&N coffee house in the Graham Center MMC campus

Dr. Webb will be there to play for you. Select from over 80 songs to hear, ranging from rock classics, soft listening, fingerstyle guitar, classical, and of course original astronomy music. No charge, no tips, just enjoy the music. Of course the music sounds great with coffee and pastries from the coffee shop there, so be sure and get there early and get ready for the music.

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Venue:Stocker AstroScience Center

Join us for the best party in the Universe! We will have a brief NASA update, free drawing for astronomy related gifts, music, munchies, and of course viewing through telescopes if the weather permits.

July

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Come join us for the New Horizons flyby of Pluto. We will open the observatory for this historic, once-in-a-lifetime event, watch NASA TV on the main screen, set up Solar telescopes, and offer tours of the observatory and a talk about the significance of this event. Join us in watching history in the making!

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Venue:Stocker AstroScience Center

Come join us for some Key Lime Pie, Frozen margaritas (non-alchohlic), Jimmy Buffett music, A celebration of the New Horizons Arrival at Pluto, and of course telescopic viewing if weather permits. Also tours of the Starship control room will be available.

September

Astronomy Club Meeting

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Venue:Astroscience Center (3rd floor) Student Waiting Room

First general meeting of the Astronomy Club on Wednesday, September 2nd at 3:00 PM in the Astroscience Center (3rd floor). We'll be talking about our star party events, how to become an official member, and all that good stuff. Snacks and beverages are included!

Welcome Back Star Party

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Venue:Stocker AstroScience Center

Our first star party of the new semester, featuring a NASA update, observing if weather permits, and perhaps some music. Refreshments and door prizes! Be "worlds ahead and be there!"

Southern Cross Meeting and Lecture

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Venue:CP 145 and Stocker Astroscience Center

Come and join The Southern Cross Astronomy Club at FIU. Along with refreshments and door prizes, Dr. James R. Webb will be giving a presentation on "New Astronomy at FIU: The JWGT and JKT telescopes come on-line". Meeting starts at 8:00 om

October

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Venue:CP 145 & Stocker AstroScience Center

We are on the verge of being able to detect extraterrestrial life out there. How are we going to find it, what might it be like, and what are the consequences of the discovery going to be on our civilization? A panel discussion on the consequences of discovering alien life.

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President Obama is hosting the "White House Astronomy Night" and has asked universities, planetariums and science centers to host events the same night, October 19. The Stocker Astroscience Center will have telescopes out to show visitors the vistas of the nights sky (weather permitting). There will also be music and refreshments, tours of the observatory, and a talk by Dr. Webb. All visitors are welcome.

November

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Venue:CP 145 and the Stocker AstroScience Center

Come and jam with the Cosmos! - Dr. Fiorella Terenzi will showcase extract from her musical "Astrophysical!". What's 180 million light years away and has a beat you can dance to?

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Venue:Stocker Astroscience Center 100

A benefit concert for the Miami International GuitarArt festoval featuring Mesut Ozgen,Celso Cano, Felipe Carvajal, James Webb, and Rebecca Benitez. Suggest Donation $40.00 or whatever you can contribute.

December

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Venue:CP 145 and the Stocker AstroScience Center

Stars, astronomers, munchies, telescopes and door prizes. What a way to end the semester!