Community Education assists learners by supporting them in their achievement of professional goals, intellectual pursuits, and recreational interests through a variety of non-credit courses and programs.
Wonders of the Universe
June 16, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Paragould Greene County Library
All Ages Welcome. Free to the Public.
See the infinite wonders of our universe at two free astronomy sessions open to the public on June 16, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (in Paragould at the Greene County Library) and on June 25, at 12:00-1:00 p.m. (in Jonesboro at the Craighead County Library). All ages are welcome to attend.
Kenneth Renshaw, a NASA Solar System Ambassador, will have a 6” Newtonian Reflector telescope set up for you to view our magnificent universe after a PowerPoint presentation. Moon rocks will be on display, which were returned by the Apollo astronauts, and you will see a specimen of the 1930 Paragould Meteorite. The 820-pound sample found (southwest of Finch off Hwy 358) in Paragould is on permanent loan from the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago to the University of Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Science in Fayetteville. The smaller piece, weighing 73 pounds, is in the U.S. National Museum in Washington D.C. The Paragould Meteorite is a rare type of LL5 Chrondrite, almost totally stone. The 820-pound sample is the fourth-largest stony meteorite and the 3rd largest intact specimen in the world.
Wonders of the Universe will be CECO’s final family education offering to the public. CECO will dissolve effective June 30, 2014. Future community education and outreach activities for the public will be offered independently through ASU departments. Thank you for your interest in our program since 2009.