The Southwestern Illinois College
Astronomy Club wants to explore the solar system with you this fall!
club continues its series of talks about space and all its wonders at the
Belleville Campus, 2500 Carlyle Ave. All meetings will be held in the Main
Complex, Room 1360, at 7 p.m. A viewing session will take place after each
meeting, weather permitting. The schedule of events for fall 2013 is as
- International Space Station is
Tuesday, Nov. 19. Humans have made space the final frontier. This meeting will
discuss the thrills, chills and shrills of being in space. The rigors of space
have mostly become routine thanks to international cooperation; however,
Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano found that life in space can be full of
- Mars Exploration is Tuesday, Dec. 3.
Humans have built a space station and have an itching to explore and colonize
space. This meeting will describe the next place we may call home, our nearest
superior planet, Mars, and the robotic explorers sent there. Discover plans to
send humans to Mars in the next few decades and the need to first explore the
surface for water - a necessity of life. Learn about the two active rovers,
Curiosity and Opportunity, which are currently exploring different parts of
Mars in search of water and life.
The sessions are free and open to
the public. Contact Club Adviser Kyle Stumbaugh at firstname.lastname@example.org
or College Activities at 618-235-2700, ext. 5561, for more information.