Space Studies Announces Star Parties
John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences
Contact: Karen Ryba/Phone: 701-777-4761
June 7, 2007
UND Space Studies Announces Star Parties
(Grand Forks, North Dakota): The UND Department of Space Studies and the Northern Skies Astronomical Society (NSAS), a local astronomy club, have begun hosting weekly star parties every Friday evening, beginning June 8 through September, weather permitting at the UND Observatory. Star parties will not be held on June 15, June 29, July 27, and August 10. Attendance is free and open to the public. People interested in attending should arrive at dusk.
Contact Dr. Paul Hardersen at 701-777-4896 or via email at Hardersen@space.edu with any questions.
Directions to the UND Observatory: Drive west on Highway 2 for ~10 miles. Just past mile marker 346, turn left onto a gravel road. After passing a few houses and crossing railroad tracks, turn right at the T-intersection. Drive ~ Â½ mile and turn left onto the first road. The UND Observatory is ~ Â½ mile distant on the left side of the road.
About Space Studies: The Department of Space Studies offers a program leading to a Master of Science degree. This interdisciplinary program studies the conditions and implications of humankind's entry into space: including the political, legal, technical, scientific, economic, and historical impacts on a national and international level. Designed to prepare the student for positions in the commercial and governmental sectors of the rapidly growing field of space exploration and development, the Space Studies M.S. is offered on campus and over the Internet. The Department of Space Studies is consistently innovative in the delivery of education services, and is now planning for the creation of a Ph.D. program offered on campus and at a distance. Students with a variety of professional backgrounds from all over the world participate in our program.
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