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Canyon Country Campus to Throw Star Party on October 12

| Canyon Country Magazine | October 10, 2018

Caltech Astronomy graduate student Anna Ho will be guiding this semester’s interstellar journey at the College of the Canyons Star Party on Friday, Oct. 12 at the Canyon Country campus.

The topic in focus for the evening is “Dirty Fireballs and Orphan Afterglows: A Broader Landscape of Stellar Death.”

Anna Ho’s research on a rare and extreme case of stellar death has been published in two of her own works and included in 14 others. She has also designed and taught several courses and workshops on math, science, astronomy and cosmology.

In addition to her presentation, interactive demonstrations, activity tables and a portable planetarium will be run by students, faculty and staff from the college. Multiple telescopes will also be set up by local astronomy groups, allowing attendees to get a closer look at the night sky.

“Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with the college in a way that’s both educational and fun,” said Anthony Michaelides, dean of Campus Services and Operations at the Canyon Country campus. “Our Star Parties allow our students, faculty and staff to showcase the sciences in a variety of ways, and the timing couldn’t be better, with our new science building under construction.”

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The Canyon Country campus is located at 17200 Sierra Highway.

The fall 2018 Star Party will take place Friday, October 12 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Canyon Country campus’ Carl A. Rasmussen Amphitheater.

This event is free and open to the public. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase on site. Families will not want to miss this out-of-this-world opportunity.

For more details about the fall 2018 Star Party, visit the Canyon Country campus web page.

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