A&M International Hosts Comet Viewing Mon., Mar. 31

Texas A&M International University will host a Public Viewing of the Hale-Bopp Comet on Monday, March 31 from 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. at the South Parking Lot of the University's main campus, 5201 University Boulevard.

Admission is free and members of the community are invited to attend.

A high-powered telescope and high-quality binoculars will be set up for visitors. Dr. Michael Roth, Assistant Professor of Physics at A&M International, will provide commentary during the viewing and answer visitor questions. Persons who attend should expect a spectacular glimpse of the recently discovered comet if the weather is not cloudy, said Roth.

Persons who wish to stay for the entire duration of the three hour viewing may bring portable seating and non-alcoholic refreshments to make their astronomical experience more comfortable.

For more information on the Public Viewing of the Hale-Bopp Comet, please contact Dr. Roth at 326-2588 or the University's Department of Natural Science at 326-2445.

University office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Affairs and Information Services at pais@tamiu.edu