first friday astronomy event

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Earth's moon is well known for its surface being littered with craters. But can we learn anything from these collision points? That is a question that Gwen Barnes, a professor at the University of Idaho, has been attempting to answer. She talks with Idaho Matters to explain her research and preview her talk Friday at Boise State University.


Cornell Professor Dr. Ray Jayawardhana studies exoplanets, planets that orbit a celestial body outside of Earth's solar system, with the school's astronomy department. He is visiting Boise State University Friday for the Physics Department's First Friday Astronomy EventIdaho Matters talks to Dr. Jayawardhana about his research and the importance of space exploration.

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On the first Friday of every month, Boise State holds an event for astronomy lovers, inviting the public to stargaze and perhaps learn something new. This month's guest speaker Maki Jackson, from the Japanese-American Citizens League, will host the event discussing the astronomy and legend of Tanabata: The Star Festival.

On The Friday, June 7, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Jun 6, 2019

  • Our cadre of elite reporters breaks down the week's headlines.
  • Tracking near-Earth asteroids from the Arecibo Observatory.
  • Idaho State University president Kevin Satterlee reflects on first year.