(Oct. 14, 2010)--UTSA's faculty astronomers invite the community to the UTSA Main Campus at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 15 to enjoy "Friday Nights, Celestial Lights." The family-friendly astronomy event is free and open to the public.
Weather permitting, attendees can view the night sky using UTSA's telescopes including a 15-inch telescope and several 8-inch Cassegrain telescopes. Night viewing will be from the Science Building fourth-floor patio, which is wheelchair accessible. The moon, Jupiter, the Ring Nebula in Lyra and the double star Albireo will be visible. Venus, setting in the west, may also be visible.
Sponsored by the UTSA Department of Physics and Astronomy, the monthly events began in 2009 as a celebration of the International Year of Astronomy, commemorating the 400th anniversary of Galileo Galilei using a telescope to observe the heavens.
The Academy for Teacher Excellence (ATE) in the College of Education and Human Development (COEHD) will host an end of year celebration to honor día del niño (Day of the Child), including hands-on demonstrations, cultural dance performances, scavenger hunts and more.
UTSA Downtown Campus
The College of Public Policy and the Office for Community Services present a 100th anniversary salute to the late Congressman Henry B. Gonzalez. A distinguished panel will discuss Gonzalez's historical impact. Free and open to the public.
Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328) , Downtown Campus
The UTSA community is invited to honor the roughly 2,600 UTSA staff members who contribute to the success of the university and its students.
University Center Ballroom, Main Campus
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