LoPresto To Present Lecture At Martz Observatory

FREWSBURG – Dr. James LoPresto, a Jamestown native and retired Edinboro University professor of astronomy and physics, will return to the area to present a lecture about the Green Flash and Black Holes.

His presentation will take place Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Martz Observatory on Robbin Hill Road near Frewsburg.

Over the years, LoPresto has given numerous talks at various colleges and universities, including Harvard, University of Michigan, University of Arizona, Penn State University, Kent State University and the University of Toronto. An expert in the field of solar astronomy, he has published 45 articles in various professional journals and magazines. Most of his research has taken place at the National Solar Observatory branch of Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, Ariz. There he uses the McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope, the largest solar telescope in the world. He has been awarded permanent observing status at that site.

Directions to the Martz Observatory can be found at www.martzobservatory.org.