Next in the UWW Observatory Lecture Series is “Mapping the Milky Way” by UWW Physics Professor Robert Benjamin at 8 p.m. on Fri., March 20, in Upham Hall 141, followed by (weather permitting) a public viewing session at the Whitewater Observatory. Both events are free and open to the public.
Interested in more information? A search of the Library’s article databases such as Academic Search Premier and MasterFILE Premier (both available via EBSCOhost) would find articles such as “How astronomers glimpse the naked galaxy” (Astronomy, Feb. 2007, vol.35, no.2, pp.58-63). Also see “The Milky Way Remapped” (Sky & Telescope, June 6, 2008).
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The International Astronomical Union has declared 2009 the International Year of Astronomy, dedicated to bringing the universe down to Earth through lectures, exhibits and observing sessions for people of all ages.