Scientist, writer and painter William K. Hartmann, an astronomer at the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, will compare science and art as tools for furthering the understanding of and experience in the universe at a public lecture at the Flandrau Science Center.
Hartmann's lecture, "Science, Art and Our Relation to the Cosmos," is Sunday, March 28, at 8 p.m. at the Flandrau Science Center, and is being held in association with UApresents' Kronos Quartet concert on Friday, March 26. The lecture is free, but a voluntary donation of $5 is requested to support astronomy education programs at Flandrau.
Flandrau Science Center is located on the UA campus at Cherry Avenue and the Mall. Parking is free at metered spaces and in the nearby Garage at Fourth Street and Cherry.
Weather permitting, the Flandrau 16-inch telescope also will be available for viewing four of the five classic planets in the spring sky - Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. Mercury also is visible to the naked eye, but is too low on the horizon for the telescope.