Special Viewing of Supernova
The Earth Science Department will host a special viewing of a supernova, an exploding star which can be observed over a great distance and is one of the most powerful events in astronomy. The supernova, named SN2011fe, is at a distance of approximately 20 million light years and is not visible to the naked eye. Telescopes will be set up to view the supernova and other objects in the night sky. If the skies are cloudy, the event will be canceled.