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Howard Community College Continues Lecture Series with Astronomy Talk

Columbia, MD Howard Community College continues its Science, Engineering, and Technology (SET) Lecture Series with Dr. Brendan Diamond, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, sharing a light-hearted take on “astronomical doom” on Tuesday, April 17. The lecture takes place at 6:30 p.m. in the Catherine Joan Cochran Community Room, located in the SET Building at Howard Community College. While free and open to the public, seating is limited, so guests are asked to RSVP at

There is something about a clear night sky that gives us pause and makes us wonder about the big questions. Amazingly, science has been closing in on the answers to many! In this interactive lecture, guests will learn some of the ways planets, solar systems, and the Universe may meet their inevitable doom. Can we still have our fairy tale ending?

This talk is sponsored by Freedom Consulting Group. After his presentation, Dr. Diamond will take questions. Refreshments and tours of the SET Building will also be available.

Dr. Brendan Diamond holds a doctorate in physics from Florida State University and a bachelor’s degree in physics from California State University, Chico. At Howard Community College, he teaches astronomy, astronomy lab, physics I and II, and undergraduate research. His current research with students explores exoplanets, based on the periodic dimming of their host stars. Prior to Howard Community College, Diamond worked on a high energy physics experiment at CERN, in Switzerland, searching for hypothesized particles in proton collisions.

The SET Lecture Series is named in honor of the college’s newest building, which opened for classes in the summer of 2017. At 145,300 square feet, the SET Building offers dedicated laboratories for hands-on training in disciplines such as cybersecurity, computer forensics, genetics, geology, and plant science. For aspiring astronomers, there is a rooftop telescope observation area, with a telescope warming room and weather station with camera. With more than 1,000 total classroom seats, the building will help meet growing demand for well-trained cybersecurity professionals, scientists, and engineers.

Howard Community College is located at 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Maryland. For more information and directions to the college, visit
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