News Release Details

4/17/2009

EAC and Desert Sky Gazers present “When Galaxies Collide”

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[Click Image to Enlarge] Eastern Arizona College’s Discovery Park Campus, in partnership with The Desert Sky Gazers amateur astronomy club, will present a free, family-friendly lecture and slideshow on April 25, 2009, at 6:30 p.m. in the Jupiter Room of Discovery Park Campus. Bob Hiatt, vice president of the Desert Sky Gazers, will offer the public an informative and enjoyable lecture entitled “When Galaxies Collide.” Pictured: Our home galaxy, the Milky Way [Contributed photo].
 

By Jeanné Clark

THATCHER, AZ—Eastern Arizona College’s Discovery Park Campus, in partnership with The Desert Sky Gazers amateur astronomy club, will present a free, family-friendly lecture and slideshow on April 25, 2009, at 6:30 p.m. in the Jupiter Room of Discovery Park Campus. Bob Hiatt, vice president of the Desert Sky Gazers, will offer the public an informative and enjoyable lecture entitled “When Galaxies Collide.” This family-friendly program will provide and discuss amazing photos of other galaxies in collision or in close proximity to each other.

“Come discover the likelihood that our own galaxy, the Milky Way, was or will be involved,” say Harry Swanson, dean of Discovery Park Campus. “This dynamic accretion and destruction process is a normal part of universe evolution, but it is no less spectacular because it is commonplace. These are truly amazing processes to contemplate.”

For more information about this event or Discovery Park Campus, contact Swanson at 428-6260.

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