Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Stargaze Friday Night/Picnic Saturday

A busy weekend is coming up for the P&A department. On Friday night, April 17, the JMU Department of Physics & Astronomy will be hosting a star gaze (8:30-10:00pm) at the JMU astronomy park to welcome Saturn back to the evening skies, which is currently in the constellation Leo whose rings are nearly edge-on. This phenomenon only happens every 15 years. We'll have two 10-inch telescopes set up as well as several pairs of binoculars available. We encourage students, staff, as well as the general public to attend. Feel free to bring your own binoculars, or even small telescopes. The weather for Friday night should be clear. Admission is free.

On Saturday, the Society of Physics Students (SPS) will be hosting the spring department picnic at shelter #9 of Hillandale Park in Harrisonburg from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm. If you need a ride, you can meet in front of the Physics/Chemistry Building at about 10:20 am and catch one there.