Thomas More College Hosts “An Evening of Excellence” on January 13, 2014

Started in 2006 by the Thomas More College Office of Enrollment, the Evening of Excellence is an annual celebration of TMC applicants’ academic achievements and recognition of their families’ support. Guests join Thomas More representatives from the James Graham Brown Honors Program, Chancellor’s Servant Scholars, and Office of Enrollment for an evening of fine dining and fellowship.

President David A. Armstrong and the Thomas More Community are proud to host the following distinguished high school students for this year’s event:

Savannah Lear
Brianna Berry
Andrew Jensen
William Neltner
Riley Kinsella
Evan Harmeling
Grifffin Stanley
Sarah Brown
Rebecca Thaman
Sara Thesing
Bridget Thesing
Kaitlin Delape
Maria Rechtin
Kim Lohbeck
Laura Finke
Catherine Tuttle
Christina Whitley
Nicholas Auteri
Maria Linkugel
Jennifer Packard
Mathew Krabacher
Sarah Kunkler

February 1st Observatory Open House

Eyes in the Sky: A History of Space Telescopes
Presented by:
  Dr. Wes Ryle


From the surface of the Earth, the majority of the cosmos is hidden from us.  While our atmosphere fosters and protects life on Earth, it also blocks light and information from the Universe around us.  Many of the great discoveries of the past 50 years are due to a fleet of craft launched into space to serve as remote observatories.  This talk will overview some of the most important spacecraft to date, including the Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Hubble Space Telescope, as well as future missions like the James Webb Space Telescope.

Join us afterward for an up-close look at the stars, Jupiter, and more with telescopes at The Bank of Kentucky Observatory (weather permitting).

This talk is intended for a general audience.  All ages are welcome.  The event is free and open to the public.  Thomas More College faculty and students will assist visitors in using the telescopes at the observatory.

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When and Where:

Saturday, February 1st
7:00 PM – Introduction and Talk – Steigerwald Hall in the TMC Saints Center (formerly the student center)
8:00 PM – Telescope Viewing – The Bank of Kentucky Observatory (weather permitting)

Both located on the campus of Thomas More College:
333 Thomas More Parkway
Crestview Hills, KY 41017

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FREE and open to the public.  No reservations required.  All ages welcome.

Future Open House Dates:

Saturday, February 15th  -  7PM
Date Night at the Observatory

Saturday, March 22nd – 8PM
Topic TBA

Saturday, April 12th – 8PM
Preparing for a Total Lunar Eclipse