(May 15, 2012) -- UTSA faculty astronomers invite the community to attend "Friday Nights, Celestial Lights" at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 18 in Science Building (Room 2.02.02) on the UTSA Main Campus. The family-friendly astronomy event is free and open to the public.
This month's theme "Venus," features a presentation by Mark Jurena of UTSA who will discuss the latest updates from the European Venus Express mission as well as the upcoming Venus transit in June.
At 8:30 p.m., weather permitting, attendees will have the opportunity to 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 fourth-floor patio of the Science Building, which is wheelchair accessible. If the sky is clear, Saturn will be visible as well as the Beehive, a star cluster in Cancer.
At 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, UTSA faculty astronomers invite the community to campus to view a partial eclipse of the Sun, until sundown. Weather permitting, solar telescopes will allow for viewing of the sun and will be set up on the top of the Tobin Avenue Parking Garage (the parking garage closest to 1604). Visit UTSA Campus Map at http://www.utsa.edu/maps/main-map.html
Sponsored by the UTSA Department of Physics and Astronomy, the monthly "Friday Nights, Celestial Lights" 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.
UTSA open up the 2016 football season under new coach Frank Wilson at home. The Roadrunners host the Alabama State Hornets. Kick off is set for 6 p.m.
District 8 Councilman Ron Nirenberg and State Sen. José Menéndez host a Cultural Conversations event at the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures to talk about issues of intolerance and ways to unify the community.
UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures
Known for her unique ability to make sophisticated numbers reveal simple truths, Talithia Williams explores how big data can be used to make smart decisions in education, business, and everyday situations.
Main Building Auditorium, MB 0.104, Main Campus
The UTSA International Conference on Aging inthe Americas seeks to address the important context in understanding how characteristics of physical, social and economic environments give rise to disparities in Latino health in older adults.
UTSA Downtown Campus, Durango Bldg. Southwest Room (DB 1.124)
UTSA Mexico Center director Dr. Harriett Romo and program coordinator Olivia Mogollon, along with U.S. and Mexican scholars discuss migration between Mexico and the U.S. during this panel presentation.
UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures
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