Oakley STEM Center Offers Tours of the Universe and Beyond

Posted by Karen Lykins - Friday, April 29 2011
klykins@tntech.edu
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thumb_sun1Fly beyond the Earth at Tennessee Tech University's Millard Oakley STEM Center for the Teaching and Learning of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Visitors are invited to sample the state-of-the-art, planetarium-like experience in the Virtual Theater.

These unique Virtual Theater experiences are perfect outings for school groups, families, and individuals interested in knowing more about our existing and changing universe. There are two showings of each tour on Fridays; admission is free.

For more information and reservations for school or other groups, please contact Christina Hatley, 931-372-6573.

TO THE EDGE & BACK: A TOUR OF THE UNIVERSE

12:20 p.m. and 1:25 p.m.

Experience a journey from Earth out to the farthest reaches of the stars. Learn about what we can find in the universe and some perspective on our place in it.

WANDERERS OF THE SKY: KEPLER & THE EXOPLANETS

12:50 p.m. and 1:55 p.m.

Over the past three years, scientists have been searching for new planets around other stars using the Kepler Observatory spacecraft. Take a look at what they've found, how they found it, and what's next!

For more information about the STEM Center and its programs visit the center's website, www.tntech.edu/stem.

The Millard Oakley STEM Center is located in Ray Morris Hall on the campus of Tennessee Tech at 155 W. 7th Street, the corner of 7th and Stadium Drive in Cookeville, Tenn.