Published on: October 27, 2009Don’t miss the Nov. 11 unveiling of two mural-sized prints of the Galactic Center of the Milky Way Galaxy at Lone Star College-CyFair Branch Library as part of the 2009 Great Observatories the International Year of Astronomy (IYA).
Join Rob Coyle, history professor and former NASA employee, for “Space Images Unveiled” at the 10 a.m. Learning, Inspiration, Fellowship, and Enrichment (L.I.F.E.) presentation in the library, room 131. Coyle will share insights about the prints as well as the Hubble Telescope Program. The 6-foot by 3-foot prints will remain on permanently on display in the library.
IYA 2009 celebrates the 400th anniversary of Galileo turning a telescope to the skies. NASA’s Great Observatories represent the crowning achievements of astronomy four centuries later and are honoring this legacy with a spectacular national image unveiling. The unveiling project is a collaboration between the Space Telescope Science Institute, the Spitzer Science Center and the Chandra X-ray Center.
For information on the IYA celebrations across the nation, go to http://astronomy2009.nasa.gov/. For information on the L.I.F.E. presentation, call 281-290-3213 or go to LoneStar.edu.