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9/24/2010

EAC presents "The Universe in a Nutshell-Cosmology at Work!"

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[Click Image to Enlarge] Eastern Arizona College’s Discovery Park Campus presents, “The Universe in a Nutshell - Cosmology at Work!,” with guest lecturer, John Ratje (pictured), on October 2, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. The lecture will be presented free of charge in Discovery Park Campus’ Jupiter Room.
 

By Stephanie Caffall

Thatcher, AZ—Eastern Arizona College's Discovery Park Campus presents, "The Universe in a Nutshell - Cosmology at Work!" on October 2, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. The lecture will be presented free of charge in Discovery Park Campus' Jupiter Room.

John Ratje, assistant director and site manager of the Mt. Graham International Observatory, will be the evening’s lecturer. He graduated from New Mexico State University with a degree in electrical engineering and also gained a his professional license as a mechanical engineer. Twenty-seven years ago, he was hired as operations manager for Steward Observatory, the research arm of the department of astronomy at the University of Arizona.

“This presentation is a ‘must see’ for anyone who has an interest in ‘what’s out there.’ John is extremely knowledgeable and a wonderful presenter who obviously enjoys sharing information about a subject he loves; astronomy and the universe,” says Discovery Park Campus Director, Paul Anger.

There will be door prizes, tours of the Gallery, Space Shuttle simulator rides, and public viewing of night sky objects through the 20” Tinsley Telescope, all free of charge and minutes away from home.

For more information about this event or about Discovery Park Campus, contact Anger at (928) 428-6260.

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