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Behrend astronomy program to focus on Mars and Venus

The key differences between Mars and Venus will be part of Darren Williams’ topic of discussion on April 19, when Open House Night in Astronomy returns to Penn State Behrend. Williams, a professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the college, will explain what is known about each world and what remains uncertain.
Crater pictured.

Behrend astronomy program to focus on meteorites and craters

Scott McKenzie, an assistant professor of geology and paleontology director at Mercyhurst University, will discuss both local craters and meteorites on Thursday, Feb. 1, when Open House Nights in Astronomy returns to Penn State Behrend.
Total Solar Eclipse pictured.

Total solar eclipse to be discussed at Penn State Behrend

The last time a total solar eclipse was visible from the contiguous United States, Jimmy Carter was president. Sony had just introduced a new portable music player: the Walkman. So this summer’s Great North-American Eclipse will be a major astronomical event.