Office of Vice President and
Chief of Staff
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd S.
Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565
Phone: (239) 590-1006
Fax: (239) 590-1066
FGCU Presents Viewing March 4 in Observance of "Sun-Earth Day"
WHO FGCU astronomy faculty and students, for the public
WHAT Sun-Earth Day 2004 Observation featuring
· Telescopes equipped with different filters will provide unique views of the Sun’s chromosphere and photosphere allowing for observation of sunspots, solar prominences and solar flares
· Students and faculty will be available to answer questions about the Sun and the effects of an “active” Sun on the Earth and our life
WHEN 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, March 4, weather permitting
WHERE Plaza between Griffin and Reed halls
WHY To celebrate Sun-Earth Day, March 19. Sun-Earth Day is designated as preparation for a celestial event of historical scientific importance when the silhouette of the planet Venus crosses the face of the Sun as seen from the Earth June 8. The “transit of Venus” last occurred in 1882.
COST Free, however donations are accepted
CONTACT Michael Fauerbach at (239) 590-7219 or firstname.lastname@example.org