From Supernovas to Lightning in Astronomy Lecture

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Tech’s Astronomy and Astrophysics Public Lecture Series will present “Can Distant Supernovas Trigger Terrestrial Lightning?” on
Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. The free presentation will be in the F.W. Olin Engineering Complex auditorium, Room EC118.
The lecture is by Joseph Dwyer, Ph.D., Florida Tech professor of physics and space sciences.

Dwyer has received generous funding for his lightning research. His breakthrough findings have earned extensive media exposure, including a PBS NOVA
ScienceNow program and features on Discovery and National Geographic Channel TV programs.

Stargazing will follow on the rooftop of the Olin Physical Sciences Building, weather-permitting. The F.W. Olin Engineering Complex is located on
University Boulevard.

The lectures are on the fourth Friday of the month. For more information, call (321) 674-7207 or visit

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