Physics Instructor To Speak At Observatory

FREWSBURG — Mike Stafford will speak at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Martz Observatory, 176 Robbins Hill Road, Frewsburg.

Stafford will discuss “Physics of the Solar System.” The speaker is a former instructor of physics at Penn State-Behrend who has also taught at Mercyhurst University and is now an adjunct instructor of physics at Gannon University. His interests in physics are wide ranging, but he has a special interest in classical mechanics.

Outside of physics, he is a private pilot, licensed parachute rigger and currently inactive expert parachutist. He is also an Extra Class ham radio licensee.

After the presentation, those attending are welcome to visit one of the largest public robotic telescopes in Western New York and tour the observatories.

If the weather is clear, telescopes will be used to view the night sky.

Dress warmly because, although the classroom and control room are heated, the two observatories are not.

A donation of $5 is appreciated.


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