TMC Hosts Sept. 14 Lecture And Observatory Open House – “The Real End Of The World”

The Bank of Kentucky Observatory at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Ky., is scheduled to host a lecture, open house and night sky viewing on the evening of Saturday, September 14, 2013. Prior to the open house, TMC Professor Dr. Wes Ryle will present a brief introduction and lecture titled “The Real End of the World” at 8 p.m. in Thomas More College’s Steigerwald Hall inside the TMC Saints Center (formerly the Student Center).

Every few years, a major doomsday prediction makes headlines, such as last year’s end of the Mayan calendar on December 21.  While these Armageddons never seem to pan out, it is a certainty that the world will come to an end at some point in the future.  Dr. Ryle’s lecture will focus on astronomical phenomenon that could cause an end to life as people know it on the Earth.

Following the lecture, at approximately 9 p.m., TMC faculty and students will guide participants in moving to The Bank of Kentucky Observatory (located behind the lake at the rear of campus) to gaze at the stars, the moon and more through telescopes (weather-permitting). The lecture is intended for a general audience, and all ages are welcome. The event is free and open to the public with no reservation required. Thomas More College faculty and students will assist visitors in using the telescopes at the observatory, which is an outdoor facility, so guests should dress accordingly. Thomas More College is located at 333 Thomas More Parkway in Crestview Hills, Ky.

Future Open House Dates:

  • Saturday, October 19  -  8 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 9 -  7 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 7  -  7 p.m.

For more information or directions, please visit:  www.thomasmore.edu/observatory.