Tyler Junior College

Public Astronomy Lecture Series set Thursday

Published Tuesday, 28th January 2014

Fracking, climate change, the “God particle” and other top science stories of 2013 will be discussed during the January edition of the Public Astronomy Lecture Series at TJC.

The event is set for 7 p.m. Thursday at the Center for Earth & Space Science Education at TJC, located at 1411 E. Lake St., on the TJC main campus.

Admission is $5 per person or free with a valid TJC ID. The public is invited to attend.

Program speaker Dr. Tom Hooten is the director of the Center for Earth & Space Science Education and professor of physics and engineering at TJC. He holds degrees in physics, astronomy, and higher education from Texas A&M University-Commerce and Vanderbilt University.

The Public Astronomy Lecture Series (PALS) began in 2004 and continues today as part of the science and education outreach of The Center for Earth & Space Science Education at Tyler Junior College.

Upcoming programs:

• Feb. 13: “To Space & Back” show premiere
• March 20: Dr. Cheri Davis, Texas A&M University-Commerce Planetarium
• April 24: T.J. McLemore, TJC

For more information on TJC science center events, go to www.tjc.edu/cesse or www.facebook.com/TJCCenterforEarthandSpaceScience.

Author: Elise Mullinix

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