(Oct. 15, 2013) -- UTSA faculty astronomers invite the community to attend "Friday Nights, Celestial Lights," featuring Mark Jurena from the UTSA Department of Physics and Astronomy. Free and open to the public, the family-friendly astronomy event is 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 18 in Science Building Room 2.02.02 on the UTSA Main Campus.
The NASA rover Curiosity has been roaming around Mars since August 2012. What has it found to date? Jurena will discuss Curiosity's findings.
Following Jurena's 40-minute presentation, and weather permitting, attendees can view the night sky using UTSA's telescopes including a 15-inch telescope and several 8-inch Cassegrain telescopes. Telescope viewing will be outside on the fourth-floor patio of the Flawn Science Building, which is wheelchair accessible. The Ring Nebula in Lyra, Albireo, and Venus may be visible.
The UTSA Department of Physics and Astronomy hosts "Friday Nights, Celestial Lights" on the third Friday each month during the fall and spring semesters. The programs are regularly updated on the UTSA Department of Physics and Astronomy page on Facebook. The next program is Friday, Nov. 16.
"Friday Nights, Celestial Lights" lectures and viewings 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.
Join the combined UTSA Bands as they perform a program of holiday and seasonal-themed music! This program is appropriate for all ages and includes medleys and arrangements of well-known favorites. Tickets are $10; no free admission.
Arts Building, Recital Hall (ARTS 2.03.02), Main Campus
State Rep. Diego Bernal presents a Q&A panel discussion with MALDEF, RAICES and DMCA Immigration Law Firm about DACA and the current state of affairs for Dreamers. Opening remarks by Congressman Joaquin Castro and Congressman Lloyd Doggett.
Buena Vista Building, Aula Canaria Auditorium (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
Graduates from the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, College of Business, College of Education and Human Development and the College of Public Policy will participate in the first commencement ceremony. President Romo will deliver the keynote address.
Graduates from the College of Engineering, College of Liberal and Fine Arts, College of Sciences and University College will participate in the second commencement ceremony. President Romo will deliver the keynote address.
UTSA's Department of Music hosts Dr. David Huron from Ohio State University as part of the Donald Hodges lecture series. Huron is a Canadian arts and humanities distinguished professor at Ohio State University.
UTSA Faculty Center, John Peace Library (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
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