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  • Stargazing event set for Jan. 19 at Canoa Ranch

    Jan 10, 2018 | Read More News
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    A visiting astronomer at southern Arizona’s Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory  will give a talk at a Star Party beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at Historic Canoa Ranch, 5375 S. I-19 Frontage Road in Green Valley.  
     
    Jamie Holder, an associate professor at the University of Delaware and a former spokesperson for the VERITAS project, will discuss ”Things that go flash in the night.” 

    Starry skyHolder’s talk runs from 5 to 6 p.m. Stargazing will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Volunteers with the Sonora Astronomical Society will set up telescopes for celestial viewing and provide an introduction to the night sky. 

    Attendees should bring flashlights, lawn chairs and warm clothing. A $5 donation is suggested.

    VERITAS (Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System) is a ground-based gamma-ray instrument operating at the Whipple Observatory. Holder did his undergraduate degree in physics with astrophysics at the University of Leeds and his Ph.D. at the University of Durham, both in the UK. He has also worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Tokyo in Japan and at the Universite Paris-Sud in France.



    Call 520-724-5220 or email CanoaRanch@pima.gov for more information.

    Holder did his undergraduate degree in physics with astrophysics at the University of Leeds and his PhD at the University of Durham, both in the UK. He has also worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Tokyo in Japan and at the Universite Paris-Sud in France.

Call 520-724-5220 or email CanoaRanch@pima.gov for more information.