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Motlow State Community College
P.O. Box 8500
Lynchburg, TN 37352-8500
(931) 393-1500
1-800-654-4877

October Skies Motlow College Star Party is Oct. 4 on Moore County campus

Sept. 26, 2014

The Motlow College Foundation and the Motlow STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) outreach program invite the public to attend the annual October Skies Motlow College Star Party on Motlow's Moore County campus. The program is free and begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, in the Regions Bank parking lot.

Dr. MaryLou Apple, Motlow College president, Billy Hix, associate professor of education and director of the Motlow STEM program, and Jan Rogers, director of Advancement, invite the public to the October Skies Motlow College Star Party on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Regions Bank parking lot on the Moore County campus.
The event is outdoors, and attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs, bug spray, and jackets if desired. If there is inclement weather the program will be rescheduled for a later date.

The Star Party will feature a short lesson on an astronomy topic and a planetarium program utilizing the viewable stars in the night sky. Those in attendance will learn about constellations and other facts about the stars. The night will conclude with viewing objects through telescopes, weather permitting.

Dr. MaryLou Apple, president of Motlow College, Jan Rogers, director of advancement at Motlow, and Billy Hix, associate professor of education and director of the Motlow STEM program, have collaborated to make the event possible.

The Motlow College Foundation is accepting donations to the STEM endowment fund to support this program into the future. Interested donors should contact Jan Rogers at 931-393-1692 or email jrogers@mscc.edu.

For more about the Motlow STEM program, contact Billy Hix by calling 931-393-1609 or email bhix@mscc.edu.