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CITY – The fall 2013 schedule of Star Parties at East Tennessee State
University's Harry Powell Observatory kicks off this Saturday, Sept. 14.
free public Star Party, or Observatory Open House, is from 8-10 p.m., with
telescopes set up for visitors to view celestial objects. ETSU
astronomers will be available to answer questions.
event also features a short talk on a popular astronomical topic given by a
member of the ETSU Department of Physics and Astronomy faculty. The topic
for Sept. 14 is "Searching for Habitable Worlds: Results from Kepler,"
presented by Dr. Mark Giroux, professor of Physics and Astronomy.
Star Parties this fall are scheduled for Oct. 12 and Nov. 9.
Parties will be cancelled in the event of cloud cover. Visitors uncertain
of weather conditions may call the observatory in advance at (423) 929-3382 to
make sure the open house will be held.