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CALENDAR ITEM: MU’s ‘Cosmic Conversations’ to Focus on How the Study of Astronomy is Funded

April 1st, 2015

Story Contact: Jeff Sossamon, 573-882-3346,

WHAT: The MU Department of Physics and Astronomy will continue its monthly lecture series with a discussion on funding for astronomy. Eric Cropp, a student in the physics and political science departments in the College of Arts and Science, will present “Science is Going Green.”

The presentation will focus on how astronomers lobby for and receive funding to conduct their studies.

“Cosmic Conversations” is a lecture series hosted by the Department of Physics & Astronomy in conjunction with the Laws Observatory and the Central Missouri Astronomical Association.

WHERE: Laws Observatory, Physics Building, MU Campus

WHEN: 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 1

NOTE: This event is free and open to the public. The observatory will be open if weather permits.