News Release Details

3/11/2011

Discovery Park Campus presents Astronomical Myth-Busters

By Lori Dugan

Thatcher, AZ—Eastern Arizona College’s Discovery Park Campus Lecture Series welcomes the “three amigos” of the Desert SkyGazers Amateur Astronomy Club: Dave Etter, Bob Hiatt, and Mark Madsen for a fun presentation entitled, Astronomical Myth-Busters!

Scheduled for Saturday, March 19, at 6:30 p.m., at Discovery Park Campus, the free presentation will cover some of the mysteries and myths in astronomy. Is there really a planet called “Nibiru” or the mysterious Planet “X” that is going to crash into the Earth soon? What does December 21, 2012 hold in store for us? Did the Mayans really predict it would be the end of the world? Did the astronauts who walked on the Moon have to wear weighted boots so they didn’t float off of the surface? And, did they really land on the Moon at all?

“These and many other myths will be discussed at this exciting presentation,” says Discovery Park Campus director, Paul Anger. “This promises to be a fun and informative evening; you’ll have to join us to see what mysteries will be solved... and what new mysteries may be discovered!”

There will be door prizes, Gallery Tours, 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 Paul Anger, Director of Discovery Park Campus at (928) 428-6260.

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