As we wrap up the final planning stages and begin the actual construction of the Stocker AstroScience Center (StASC), I would like to invite you to our Celebratory star party to be held on Friday, January 27, 2012, in CP 145 starting at 8:00 pm. During the evening event I will present and in-depth introduction to the observatory, a virtual tour if you will, in preparation for a February groundbreaking. It is a very exciting time we would be honored if you could attend and celebrate this victory 15 years in the making. It will be co-sponsored by the FIU astronomy club and the Society of Physics Students. As usual at our public events, it is free, open to the public, we'll have refreshments, live music, and telescopes available to observe astronomical objects from our current observing pad. We sincerely hope you can join us for this truly epic celebration which you have helped make possible.
- James R. Webb, Professor
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