Darren Williams will discuss why rocks from space sometimes fall from the sky on Thursday, Oct. 17, when Open House Night in Astronomy returns to Penn State Behrend. His presentation, “Cosmic Calamity: Threat Of Asteroid and Comet Impacts on Earth,” will begin at 7:30 p.m. in room 101 of the Otto Behrend Science Building.
Darren Williams, professor of astronomy and astrophysics, will discuss the Apollo 11 Mission and its historical significance, on Thursday, April 4, when Open House Night in Astronomy returns to Penn State Behrend. Following Williams’ talk, Jim Gavio, director of the college’s Yahn Planetarium, will outline future plans for lunar exploration.
Darren Williams, a professor of astronomy and astrophysics, and Jim Gavio, director of the college’s Yahn Planetarium, will host a special telescope fundamentals session when Open House Nights in Astronomy returns to Penn State Behrend on Thursday, Oct. 4.
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.
To commemorate the Great American Eclipse, Penn State Behrend invites guests to visit its School of Science on Monday, Aug. 21, for telescopic viewing of the phenomenon. Free parking will be available in the parking lot outside the School of Science Complex, which is also the site for the telescopic viewing.
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.