College Hosts Special Sky Viewing & Star Party

Published on: October 28, 2011



Gaze into the sky at Lone Star College-Montgomery during the annual “Star Party” on Wednesday, November 16, at 6:30 p.m., in the Health Science Center (Building B), Room 102.  
 
Dr. Aaron Clevenson, astronomy professor at LSC-Montgomery and an expert of star observations, will begin the evening with a special presentation on the details of the Kepler Mission to find strange new worlds in other solar systems of the Milky Way Galaxy. Clevenson’s presentation will be followed by an outdoor viewing of the nighttime sky from the college’s soccer field.
 
The evening will also feature brief student presentations on constellations, the sun, deep space objects, the Galilean Moons, and Orion The Hunter, as well as a special treasure hunt with prizes for those who participate.
 
Students, staff, and faculty members, as well as community members are invited to attend this free, family-friendly event. No astronomy experience is required.
 
For more information about the “Star Party,” contact Dr. Aaron Clevenson at Aaron.B.Clevenson@lonestar.edu.
 
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
 
With more than 75,000 students in credit classes for fall 2011, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.