Free STAR PARTY at MTSU 6:30PM Friday

Apr 05, 2023 at 03:59 pm by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO) When was the last time you talked about "Plate Tectonics"? That can be corrected at 6:30PM this coming Friday night inside MTSU's Wiser-Patten Science Hall Room 102. Plus, there's free parking can be found behind Wiser-Patten.

Middle Tennessee State University Department of Physics and Astronomy lecturer Irina Perevalova continues the spring Friday Star Party with a special presentation.


Plate tectonics is the generally accepted scientific theory that explains how major landforms are created as a result of Earth's subterranean movements.

The theory, which solidified in the 1960s, transformed the earth sciences by explaining many phenomena, including mountain building events, volcanoes and earthquakes.


All Star Parties are free and open to the public and MTSU community. The format is a 30- to 45-minute lecture followed by a telescope viewing by the MTSU Observatory, weather permitting.

The spring semester Friday Star Party schedule will wrap up on Friday night (May 5, 2023). That evening's topic is “The Power of Stars in Our Homes,” led by lecturerNeda Naseri.

The April Star Party is part of the Alumni Spring Showcase, running from April 6-15. For the full calendar of events, visit

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