Want to find out what dark matter and dark energy are? (Hint: theyíre not used for casting spells). If you are interested in finding out, come to this monthís installment of “Friday Night with a Naturalist” at the Edinburg Scenic Wetlands, where Dr. Hyun-chu Lee will be explaining these and many other outer-space phenomena. Come and learn about stars and galaxies, their relative sizes compared to the distances between them and the differences in their motions.

Dr. Lee joined the Department of Physics and Geology at UTPA in 2009. In his former job, Dr. Lee was a research scientist working with the NASA Hubble Space Telescope. His scientific studies have appeared in many prominent journals and his work has received international recognition. He is enjoying life in the RGV with his wife, eleven-year-old daughter, and eight-year-old son.

“Friday Night with a Naturalist” is a free, family-friendly speaker series that will be taking place Friday, Aug. 20, from 6 to 7 p.m. Doors are open at 5:30 p.m.

Space is limited, so please call ahead to make a reservation. For more information or detailed directions to our site, please call 956-381-9922.

during regular business hours or visit our website at EdinburgWBC.org.