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Planetarium show to depict how astronomy can assist in crime investigations

Monday, November 10, 2008JOHNSON CITY – “Forensic Astronomy: CSI in the Sky” a free public planetarium show, will be held at East Tennessee State University’s Hutcheson Hall planetarium on Thursday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m.

Dr. Gary Henson, ETSU assistant professor of Physics and Astronomy, will describe how astronomical observations may be connected to various court cases. Astronomy may be used to establish lighting conditions or the time of day or year, and to explain how celestial effects might relate to civil or criminal court cases.

For more information or special assistance for those with disabilities, contact Henson at (423) 439-6906 or hensong@etsu.edu.

  

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