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Geologist Marc Deshowitz will talk on preserving the night sky on Feb. 10 as part of the Dixie/Arizona Strip Interpretative Association's Brown Bag Lecture series in St. George. Stock.xchang photo.
Brown-bag lectures in St. George
First Published Jan 23 2012 04:42 pm • Last Updated Jan 23 2012 04:42 pm

St. George • Federal partners sponsor a popular and free lecture brown bag lecture series each Friday at noon from October to May at the Interagency Center at 345 E. Riverside Drive in St. George.

Topics cover a diverse range of subjects including recreational aspects of photography, four wheeling and hiking or scientific findings on issues such as prehistory, geology, biology and current events.

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The lectures are sponsored by the Dixie/Arizona Strip Interpretive Association, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service. They last for one hour. Attendees are welcome to bring their own sack lunch. Admission is free, but space can be limited. To reserve a seat, obtain tickets in advance either at the Interagency Visitor Center or by calling 435-688-3200.

February’s schedule includes:

Feb. 3: "Where to Go, What to See" by The Spectrum’s outdoor and travel writer Brian Passey.

Feb. 10: "Preserving Our Precious Resource: The Night Sky" by geologist Marc Deshowitz on the fact and fiction regarding light pollution.

Feb. 17: "When the Movies Came to Down: by Dixie State College Professor of Arts Glen Blakely.

Feb. 24: Discovery in Silver Reef" by Jim Kemple, grandson of John Kemple, who discovered a shiny vein of silver running through the stone in nearby Silver Reef.

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