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Thursday, June 4, 2009

International Year of Astronomy Film Series

Categories: Indiana University

The Astronomy Department celebrates the International Year of Astronomy with 11 celestially-framed film showcases designed to precede weekly public stargazing opportunities at the Kirkwood Observatory.

The free films and popcorn will be offered each Wednesday from 7:30-9:30 p.m. in Room 119, Swain Hall West, and will be followed by public nights of stargazing (10 p.m. to midnight) at the nearby Kirkwood Observatory. During June the easiest planet to observe will be Saturn, the brightest object in the constellation Leo the Lion. Saturn is high in the sky at sunset and remains above the horizon until midnight.

The movie listing/schedule can be found at IYA.  Free admission and popcorn make this a don't miss opportunity!

Saturn - the second largest planet named after a Roman God.

Laura Newton

Laura Newton

A proud Indiana University grad, Laura blogs primarily about IU related events, athletics and other happenings on campus. Laura is the Chief Operations Officer for Visit Bloomington.