Fracking, climate change and the â€śGod particleâ€ť are among the topics to be discussed during this monthâ€™s edition of the Public Astronomy Lecture Series at Tyler Junior College.
The event, which will focus on top science stories from 2013, is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at TJCâ€™s Center for Earth & Space Science Education, located at 1411 E. Lake St., on the TJC main campus.
Admission costs $5 per person, but is free for those with a valid TJC ID, according to a college news release. The public is invited to attend.
Dr. Tom Hooten, director of the Center for Earth & Space Science Education, will be the speaker.
Hooten is a TJC professor of physics and engineering and has degrees in physics, astronomy, and higher education from Texas A&M University-Commerce and Vanderbilt University, according to the news release.
Started in 2004, the Public Astronomy Lecture Series continues as part of the centerâ€™s science and education outreach.
Upcoming programs include:
- Feb. 13: â€śTo Space & Backâ€ť show premiere
- March 20: Dr. Cheri Davis, Texas A&M University-Commerce Planetarium
- April 24: T.J. McLemore, TJC