Center for Lifelong Learning at Hodges to host free lecture on astronomy

The Frances Pew Hayes Center for Lifelong Learning at Hodges University will host a free session on astronomy on January 13, 2010, from 10:30 am to12:00 pm at Homewood Residence, 770 Goodlette Road and 7th Avenue, in the Commons in Naples.

Participants will learn about the objects that amateur star gazers like to observe. What planets can be seen through a backyard telescope? Celestial wonders such as Globular Clusters, Planetary, and Emission Nebula, Comets and Galaxies are explained as well as the means to find them in the night sky.

The session will be conducted by David Southall, the Curator of Education at the Collier County Museum, a position he has held for the past 10 years. Mr. Southall is a graduate of S.U.N.Y at Buffalo where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He earned his Master’s at Cornell University.

The session is free of charge and reservations are not required. For more information, please contact Christine Wheeler at (239) 598-6133.

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