"Open your mind to the hydrogen-alpha light," urged George Eberts, a member of the Southeast Ohio Astronomy Society.
Eberts, along with other members of the society and professors in the Ohio University Department of Physics and Astronomy, gave passers-by on the College Green a peek of solar flares, spots and other solar phenomena on Friday. The special hydrogen-alpha filter on his telescope turned the sun a cherry-red and highlighted surface activities.
"Very cool," a student observed, peering through the lens.
The department holds monthly viewings of the afternoon and evening sky as part of its outreach programs, said Physics and Astronomy Associate Professor Markus Boettcher. For more information on the viewings, visit the department's calendar.
What follows is a sampling of events at Ohio University this summer. For the full calendar of events, visit www.ohio.edu/calendar/.
Cooking with Beer
The presentation, to take place from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, July 17, in Grover E115 test kitchen, will be conducted by Lucy Saunders, a culinary craft beer author and expert. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. Saunders hosts a radio show, "Good Fermentations" on Milwaukee's NPR affiliate, WUWM. She is also the editor of beercook.com, a Web site devoted to craft beer and food. For more information about the event and the upcoming Ohio Brew Week, visit www.ohiobrewweek.com (please note, following this link takes you outside Ohio University's Web site).
Scapes from Landscapes to Innerscapes
This exhibit, from the permanent collection at the Kennedy Museum of Art, includes a variety of mediums, scale and forms combining traditional imagery or landscape with images of a non-traditional character. It is presented by the School of Art. The exhibit is open from July to Sept. 5. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information visit the Kennedy's Web site at www.ohio.edu/museum/.
Jazz Captured: Iconic Images of Herman Leonard
This gallery, on display at the Kennedy Museum of Art, showcases the images of Leonard, an Ohio University alum and honorary doctoral degree recipient. The images will be on display through July 25. Gallery hours are 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information visit the museum's Web site at www.ohio.edu/museum/.
Under the Elms Concert series
The Under the Elms concert series is a musical tradition at Ohio University. The concerts -- featuring a variety of music -- take place at 7 p.m. Wednesdays in July on the College Green adjacent to the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. The last two performances this year will be July 15 and July 22.
In August, the Ohio University women's soccer team will compete against a number of teams. The next home game will be at noon on Monday, Aug. 17, against Northern Kentucky. In addition, the reigning Mid-American Conference Tournament champion Ohio University
volleyball team will hold its annual Green & White Scrimmage at 1 p.m. on Saturday,
Aug. 15. Admission is free. For more information and gametimes, visit www.ohiobobcats.com/.
Southern Ohio Copperheads
And for those who prefer baseball, be sure to catch the Copperheads this summer. The next home game will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, in Bob Wren Stadium, against the Stark County Terriers. Single-game tickets are $5. For more information, visit http://aspnet.cob.ohiou.edu/copperheads/index.aspx.
The Athena Cinema in downtown Athens is always the place to catch a variety of movies for all ages. And free family-friendly movies will be shown this summer on Thursday and Friday afternoons. For movie times, visit www.athenacinema.com/.