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Posted on: April 4, 2018

[ARCHIVED] MTSU News: April 6 Star Party features 'Funk Fizix in Flim: Life on Mars'

MTSU Star Party presenter

Professor Eric Klumpe will bring the next MTSU Department of Physics and Astronomy First Friday Star Party starting at 6:30 p.m. April 6 in Wiser-Patten Science Hall Room 102.

Klumpe will share his “Funky Fizix in Film: Life on Mars” lecture with the audience.

First Friday Star Parties are a way for the department to bring the MTSU, Murfreesboro and surrounding communities together. There will be a lecture followed by telescope viewing outdoors, weather permitting.

The event, which is free, is open to the general public and MTSU students and faculty. Attendees should dress warmly for the outdoor portion.

To find free parking after 6 p.m. and Wiser-Patten, visit online. Handicapped-accessible parking requires a state permit.

The final First Friday Star Party will be May 4 when physics and astronomy lecturer Irina Perevalova will discuss “Space Oddity.”

For more information about the series or the astronomy program, call 615-898-2130 or visit

Including physics and astronomy, MTSU has more than 240 combined undergraduate and graduate programs. Physics and astronomy are one of 11 departments in the College of Basic and Applied Sciences.

MTSU Astronomy Department Star Party
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