“An Earth and Space Evening” was a social event offered to all students at Texas A&M University-Kingsville; through it, those on campus were given the opportunity to view and obtain more information on a variety of topics, including “how the earth was made.”
This viewing took place in Hill Hall on March 9 at 6 p.m. It was a sterling opportunity for faculty members of the physics and astronomy departments to inform TAMUK students of their interest in these fields; instructors present included Dr. Mark Ford and Mr. Charles Allison, both of the Department of Physics and Geosciences. It also doubled as a chance for extra credit, as some professors offered this to students of theirs that were in attendance.
Students showed up with interest to learn more about the earth and how it might have come to be. Their first curiosity was sated, as a film clip on view gave them a visual representation of what happened long before we got here, in the world’s formation. Aside from this, sponsors also provided the students a time to step outside and take a break from the hard chairs to find what else they had prepared for their audience.
Once upstairs, attendees were guided to another part of the event that had displays of collections of ancient rock. During this intermission, the students were able to physically interact with the rock displays, as well as converse with the professors who gladly explained more about the findings. “An Earth and Space Evening” provided an experience for the
students who left with more knowledge about the spot in the universe they live in.
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