Klumpe will share his "Funky Fizix in Film: Life on Mars" lecture with the audience.
First Friday Star Parties are a way for the department to bring the MTSU, Murfreesboro and surrounding communities together. There will be a lecture followed by telescope viewing outdoors, weather permitting.
The event, which is free, is open to the general public and MTSU students and faculty. Attendees should dress warmly for the outdoor portion.
The final First Friday Star Party will be May 4 when physics and astronomy lecturer Irina Perevalova will discuss "Space Oddity."
Including physics and astronomy, MTSU has more than 240 combined undergraduate and graduate programs. Physics and astronomy are one of 11 departments in the College of Basic and Applied Sciences.
For more information about the series or the astronomy program, call 615-898-2130 or visit http://www.mtsu.edu/programs/astronomy/.
To find free parking after 6 p.m. and Wiser-Patten, visit http://tinyurl.com/MTSUParkingMap online. Handicapped-accessible parking requires a state permit.