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TJC astronomy lecture series set Saturday, Oct. 5

Published Monday, 30th September 2013

The Center for Earth & Space Science Education at Tyler Junior College continues its Fall 2013 Public Astronomy Lecture Series with a discussion on the universe.

The lecture will begin 7 p.m. Saturday at the TJC science center, located at 1411 E. Lake St., on the TJC main campus. Admission is $5 per person.

Guest speaker Justin Parish, assistant director of the Center for Earth & Space Science Education at TJC, will discuss “The Universe in a Meter.”

From quarks to quasars, Parish will take the audience on a trip through the largest, smallest, tiniest, infinitesimal, minute, galactic and intergalactic objects in the universe. The journey will begin at the subatomic level moving all the way to the large-scale structure of galaxies. Through this journey, the only guide and point of reference will be a single unit of measure: 3.3 human feet placed end to end, or one meter.

Parish graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a Master of Science in physics and astronomy.

He is the author of several papers published in the Astrophysical Journal, American Physical Journal, and the Harvard Minor Planet Circulars.

Future lectures:

• Nov. 2: “Comet ISON,” Professor Douglas Parsons, M.S.

• Nov. 23: “America’s Creation-Evolution Controversy,” Karl Giberson, Ph.D.

• Nov. 24: Science & Faith Panel Discussion

The TJC astronomy lecture series began in 2004 under the direction of Hooten and continues today as part of the science and education outreach of The Center for Earth & Space Science Education at TJC.

For more information please visit www.tjc.edu/cesse or call the TJC science center at 903-510-2312.

Author: Elise Mullinix 

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