A Night of Stars

THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL AND NO FURTHER REGISTRATIONS CAN BE ACCEPTED.

Event Instructor:  Dr. Gerry Ruch, the Director of Observatory Programs, has been a faculty member at the University of St. Thomas since receiving his Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of Minnesota in the fall of 2008.  His primary research interests include young planetary systems and using very fast computers to solve very hard problems.  Dr. Ruch and the Physics Department are pleased and excited to share the observatory and the joy of discovery with all who are interested in learning.

Event Information:  Thursday, September 13, 2012, 7:30-9:00 p.m., University of St. Thomas St. Paul Campus, Owens Science Hall Room 150 and UST Observatory

Event Description:  The University of St. Thomas Physics Department Observatory is dedicated to the mission of science education and they are pleased and excited to invite Center students to view the heavens at their astronomical observatory.  The Physics Department's goal is to make the facility highly accessible and to provide high quality educational experiences to UST students, local educators, and the surorunding community.  This class will begin with a presentation in the Owens Science Hall 3M Auditorium (Room 150), involving one of a variety of fascinating topics in astronomy, from the creation of the solar system to the evolution and fate of the Universe itself.  Following the presentation, we will visit the observatory at the top of the parking ramp.  The facility contains one 17 inch fully automated telescope that is operated from a comfortable climated controlled control room.  A digital camera attached to the telescope takes images and presents them on a 36 inch screen in the control room.  Out of the parking deck will be a variety of smaller telescopes that are available for viewing.

Registration fee for this event:  $15.00 per person  (Note:  There is a limit of 30 registrants for this event.  No walk-ups can be accepted for this event.  Please call 651-962-5175, the Center's information line, to verify space availability before mailing in your registration for this event.)

Link to registration form:  THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL AND NO FURTHER REGISTRATIONS CAN BE ACCEPTED.‎

Link to campus map:  St. Paul Campus Map