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Chuck Higgins


Photo and story by Hannah Adams / Contributing Writer MTSU Professor of Physics and Astronomy Chuck Higgins kicked off February’s “Star Party” Friday with a lecture on the Cassini Mission of Saturn. He spoke to an almost full house of students, children and other professors. Originally started at MTSU in 1999, the parties are open …

Photo courtesy of Chuck Higgins Under the leadership of Chuck Higgins, an MTSU professor of physics and astronomy, and in partnership with NASA, multiple MTSU representatives have conducted research on the effects of the 2017 eclipse. Higgins works under a 2016 NASA grant, titled the Heliospheric Education Consortium. According to Higgins, MTSU is part of …

Photo courtesy of NASA With the 2017 solar eclipse almost upon Murfreesboro, many may wonder why the experience is special or why it is occurring at all. The science behind the celestial event can be seen as both simple and complicated, but to understand the eclipse, one has to look to the facts. Chuck Higgins, …