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Great Tennessee Eclipse


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 MTSU News Murfreesboro City and Rutherford County Schools teachers are receiving training from MTSU professors in preparation for the Great Tennessee Eclipse. A group of about 30 attended one of the 1.5 hour sessions on campus Thursday. According to a press release, teachers received powerpoint presentations to use in their classrooms as …

Photo courtesy of MTSU News MTSU’s public eclipse-viewing event, The Great Tennessee Eclipse at MTSU, has been designated as one of the official NASA viewing sites in Tennessee. The Aug. 21 event, hosted by the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the College of Basic and Applied Sciences, is now one of the six official …