2nd Saturday Program
Saturday, February 10th, 6 PM
An Insider’s Guide to the Vera C. Rubin Observatory
Did you know that our very own education officer and planetarium manager, Erin Howard, is a research scientist/engineer on the Vera Rubin Observatory project? The Vera C. Rubin Observatory (formerly known as the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope) is currently under construction in Chile and is quickly approaching first light. Rubin’s Simonyi Survey Telescope boasts an 8.4-meter mirror and the world’s largest digital camera and will survey the southern hemisphere skies for ten years with the Legacy Survey of Space and Time. This survey will deliver an unprecedented 500 petabytes of data when it’s all finished. For this Second Saturday science talk, Erin will share an insider’s guide to all things Rubin…and how you can participate, too!
This is a free program!
You may attend either in person at the Planetarium, or on Zoom.
In-person attendance is limited to 22 seats, so RSVP today!
For those who attend in person, there will be a planetarium show following Erin’s presentation.
(Sorry, we’re unable to stream the planetarium show over Zoom at this time.)
Upcoming Events: Movies At The Planetarium
Every Wednesday Evening, 5 PM and 6 PM
Wednesday, Feb. 14:
The Hot and Energetic Universe
High Energy Astrophysics plays a key role in our understanding of the universe. Experience how we explore the hot and violent Universe through observations of high energy radiation.
Wednesday, Feb. 21:
Phantom of the Universe
An exciting exploration of dark matter, from the Big Bang to its anticipated discovery at the Large Hadron Collider
Wednesday, Feb. 28:
Seeing! A Photon’s Journey
Across Space, Time and Mind
Join Neil deGrasse Tyson on a journey exploring the life of a photon, as it’s created in the belly of a star, then travels across the galaxy, and finally enters into the eye of a young stargazing girl.
Wednesday, March 6:
From Earth to the Universe
A desire to comprehend the Universe may well be humanity’s oldest shared intellectual experience. Learn about the history of astronomy, the invention of the telescope, and today’s giant telescopes that allow us to probe ever deeper into the Universe.
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