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Desert Sky Gazers present lecture on “Jupiter” at Discovery Park Campus

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10/17/2008

Desert Sky Gazers present lecture on “Jupiter” at Discovery Park Campus

By Jeanné Clark

THATCHER, AZ—The Desert Sky Gazers amateur astronomy club, in partnership with Eastern Arizona College’s Discovery Park Campus, will present a free slide show and lecture about the planet “Jupiter” on Saturday, October 25, 2008, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Jupiter Room at Discovery Park Campus.

This family friendly program will be presented by Bob Hiatt, vice president of The Desert Skygazers. “Jupiter is a fascinating planet—it is 1300 times larger than Earth, would have been a second sun if it were 70 times larger, and sports a hurricane three times the size of Earth that has lasted for over 400 years!”

Hiatt invites everyone to join The Desert Sky Gazers for this event, saying “Bring the young people along, and let’s get them interested in viewing the heavens.” In addition, provided that the skies are clear, he will invite the participants to view Jupiter and its moons through a telescope.

For more information about this lecture or EAC’s Discovery Park Campus, contact Harry Swanson, dean of Discovery Park Campus, at (928) 428-6260.

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