Star Gazers, Aspiring Astronomers Invited to College’s ‘Star Party’ April 16

Published on: April 10, 2014

Enjoy the wonders of the nighttime sky during Lone Star College-Montgomery’s annual “Star Party” on Wednesday, April 16, at 7 p.m., in the Health Science Center (Building B), Room 102.

This family-friendly event begins with a special presentation about the newest Type 1a supernova by Dr. Aaron Clevenson, astronomy professor at LSC-Montgomery and an expert of star observations.

An outdoor viewing of the nighttime sky out on the college's soccer fields, led by professor John Wakefield's stellar astronomy students, will follow the presentation. The "view of the heavens" will also include discussions about spectroscopy, constellations, deep space objects and star clusters. A drawing for prizes will follow the tour for all who attend. 

The event is free, and no astronomy experience is required.

For more information, 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.

Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion.  Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, 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 one of the fastest-growing community college systems in the nation.  Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, seven centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.