C-SC professor teaches astronomy program
Tuesday, June 05, 2012
CANTON, Mo. – Dr. Robert Sadler, professor of physical sciences at Culver-Stockton College, presented “An Introduction to the Night Sky” at the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center at Mark Twain Lake on Saturday, June 2. The presentation began with an introduction to planets, moons, stars, nebula and galaxies, and continued with methods for locating and observing the sky objects that are visible from Northeast Missouri in early June. The evening ended with an outdoor observing session in which participants viewed constellation star patterns, the moon and Saturn with telescopes.
“I have prepared public programs and observing sessions in several areas of Astronomy and enjoy presenting those to civic and recreational groups as a community service,” says Sadler. “I feel my presentations are entertaining, but also include important principles of science and mathematics. I hope these events elevate public awareness of these areas and perhaps encourage younger people to pursue careers in science. ”
The event was sponsored by the Army Corps of Engineers and the staff at the Mark Twain Lake Visitor Center, and was coordinated by Ben Sapp of the Mark Twain Lake staff. More than sixty participants were in attendance."
A similar event will be held on the campus of Culver-Stockton College later this summer.
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