PCC Astronomy for All series kicks off

PCC Astronomy for All series kicks off

By Madison Brodsky/Tucson News Now Intern

TUCSON, Ariz. – Pima Community College East Campus Astronomy for All Series will be bringing the universe to your backyard this spring semester with three different lectures beginning Feb. 25.

The first lecture, “Growing Pains: The Tumultuous Youth of Stars” presented by Megan Reiter, graduate student at the University of Arizona Department of Astronomy and Steward Observatory, will focus on the early development of stars.

The lecture will begin at 6 p.m. in the Community Room and then proceed to an opportunity to stargaze using PCC telescopes from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the East Campus Observatory. (8181 E. Irvington Road)

"We are very happy with the turnout we've had for these events so far," said astronomy and physics faculty Maria Pereira, Ph.D., who is organizing the series. "It's great that we are able to open our PCC observatory to the larger Tucson community, and we are lucky to have such great speakers come and share the wonders of the Universe with us!"

More free lecture-stargazing events in the series will be available on March 26, presented by Cameron Hummels, Ph.D and on April 29, presented by Karin Sandstrom, Ph.D. Both presenters are postdoctoral fellows in UA's Department of Astronomy and Steward Observatory. More details on both of these events will come soon.

If you have any questions please call 520-206-7616 or email

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