Waxahachie Chautauqua’s Birthday!
JULY 26, 2019
WHAT: BIRTHDAY PARTY! Involves cake, ice cream, and singing.
(Birthday Cake provided by Pettigrew Academy!)
WHERE: Chautauqua Auditorium, Waxahachie, TX
WHEN: Friday, July 26, 2019 at 7:30pm
WHY: Texas House Bill 1254 was passed by the 85th Texas Legislature in 2017 & signed by the governor, designating July 26th as "Waxahachie Chautauqua Day" all over Texas!
WHAT ELSE?: A SPECIAL ASTRONOMY PROGRAM!
Come to the Auditorium on July 26 if you have ever wondered:
Are other solar systems out there?
How are planets and star systems discovered?
How many other planets can support life? Can we see them??
Discover the skies through the eyes of these two expert and enthusiastic Astrophysicists
from the University of Dallas!
AND - If it’s a clear night, there will be telescopes and star-viewing! (Sunset at 8:30)
DR. RICHARD OLENECK is Professor of Physics at the University of Dallas, where he teaches astronomy and astrophysics as well as advanced physics courses. His research interests lie in exoplanet searches and binary star evolution. He has been a Guest Observer for the Kepler space telescope. He was also named Texas Professor of the Year, is a Minnie Stevens Piper Professor, and has supervised over fifty undergraduate theses in physics.
ARTHUR SWEENEY is an adjunct instructor in the physics department of the University of Dallas. Mr. Sweeney is a retired instrument engineer/scientist. His research interests are in instrument development and exoplanet searches. He is also the founder of A. F. Sweeney & Associates, a real-time computer systems consulting company.