The University of Wisconsin-Superior’s Lake Superior Research Institute and Department of Natural Sciences will host a free stargazing event on Friday, August 9, beginning at 8 p.m. in Swenson Hall Room 1012. The event will start with a presentation on constellations in the current night sky with Jim Lattis, director of UW Space Place and faculty associate in the Department of Astronomy at UW-Madison. A historian of astronomy, Lattis has years of experience teaching astronomy collegiately and for the public, and teaches a course in the history of astronomy and cosmology. His historical interests and publications include astronomy in the age of Galileo as well as the history of astronomy in Wisconsin. At 9 p.m. the event will move outside (weather permitting) to the greenspace near Barstow Hall for stargazing via telescope and the UW-Superior observatory. Registration is required for this free event. To sign up or for additional questions, please contact Steve Gebhard, research specialist at the Lake Superior Research Institute, at email@example.com.