School of Science

February 6: 'What is Gravity?' Open House Night in Astronomy

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The sci-fi thriller “Gravity” proved to be one of 2013’s biggest box office hits. The film’s story of two astronauts stranded in space piqued viewers’ interest, but was the science behind it accurate?

Darren Williams, professor of physics and astronomy at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will discuss the popular myths surrounding gravity in “What is Gravity?”, the next Open House Night in Astronomy lecture at the college.

Pamela Silver, Ph.D.

Department Chair of Biology
Distinguished Professor of Biology
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80-D Benson
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(814) 898 7132
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Jodie Styers

Undergraduate Coordinator of Math Education
Lecturer in Math Education
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8 Prischak
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(814) 898 6349

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Michael Rutter, Ph.D.

Department Chair of Mathematics
Associate Professor of Statistics
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87 Benson
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(814) 898 6272

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Bruce Wittmershaus, Ph.D.

Undergraduate Coordinator of Physics
Associate Professor of Physics
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117 Witkowski
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(814) 898 6476
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Chuck Yeung, Ph.D.

Department Chair of Physics
Professor of Physics
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118 Witkowski
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(814) 898 6309

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John Steffen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology
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180 Benson
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(814) 898 6544

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Phil Wisniewski

Technician
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59 Nick
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(814) 898 6274

Alison Walsh

Lecturer in Nursing
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176 Benson
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(814) 898 6782

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Amy Wittman

Administrative Support Coordinator
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3-A Prischak
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(814) 898 6228
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