JCCC ASTRONOMY DEPARTMENT
EVENING WITH THE STARS
“Yes! There Will Be a 2013”
Saturday, October 20th at 7pm
Craig Auditorium, GEB 233
Professors William Koch and Doug Patterson debunk many of the rumors and myths surrounding the supposed End of the World scheduled for December 21, 2012.
Following the talk, and weather permitting, Profs. Koch and Patterson will lead an observation of the Night Sky at the Paul Tebbe Observatory atop the CLB. Notable items that will be visible are
The Ring Nebula
The Great Cluster of Hercules
The Andromeda Galaxy
For more information, contact
Prof. William Koch at email@example.com, 913-469-8500 x3725
Prof. Doug Patterson at firstname.lastname@example.org, 913-469-8500 x4268
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The “Noon At The Nerman” program connects artwork throughout the Johnson County Campus to the scholarly activities of the faculty here on campus. This past month, Dr. Doug Patterson, Professor of Astronomy, was invited to lead off the Fall Semester with a discussion of the Galileo’s Garden sculpture that now resides on the south lawn in front of the new Sustainability Building.
During Dr. Patterson’s talk, he refered to Prof. Paul Tebbe’s work with the analemma when the Galileo’s Garden sculpture was next to where the fountain between the SCI and GEB buildings is now. Thanks to Dr. Anita Tebbe, we rediscovered a video of Prof. Tebbe’s public talk demonstrating the analemma and the overlay he and his students made for the sculpture.