Event Friday Night Lecture Series
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For twenty-five years this program has given patrons histories and possible futures. Skygazing tips, physics phenomena, space programs and famous events are covered.
Fridays / year- round / 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Aug. 4: “The Visible Passes” - Since 1958 defunct satellites, rocket bodies, active payloads and space stations have peppered the views of those with little to no light pollution or magnification devices. How can you see these manmade objects? Do they cause problems for glamour shots of space or active scientific data gathering?
Aug. 11: “STEREO Shows the Sun” - The mission was revolutionary: place two spacecraft at different vantage points to record our parent star simultaneously. BREC Center Supervisor James DeOliveira shows the fascinating science that prepared us for this year’s extreme level of activity.
Aug. 18: “X-Ray Astronomy” - NASA, JAXA and ESA are collaborating on the soon-to-launch XRISM mission that will investigate the x-ray Universe like never before. The instruments have been tested, the mirror quadrants have been installed. Did we think of everything?
Aug. 25: “The Krakatoa Eruption - Some believe it to be the largest Earth volcano eruption ever. Killing tens of thousands and changing the local landscape, the event will be outlined by BREC Education Program Specialist Amy Northrop.