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Sun-Earth Day 2001 at Florida Gulf Coast University

WHO Florida Gulf Coast University, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Physics and Astronomy

WHAT Sun-Earth Day 2001 - An astronomy celebration at FGCU; a national celebration of the sun, the space around the Earth (geospace), and how all of it affects life on our planet. A number of astronomical activities will take place:
•Solar observations using telescopes with solar filters

•Movies and lectures about the sun

•Solar systems models

WHEN Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28 (April 28 is National Astronomy Day)WHERE FGCU Whitaker Building for Science, Math and Technology EducationCOST Free for school field trips Friday and the general public SaturdayCONTACT Dr. Michael Fauerbach at (941) 590-7219 or e-mail at

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