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Friday, July 15 • 8:00-9:30 pm
Party With the Stars Find out what objects are currently in the night sky and where to find them. Following the indoor presentation, we will set up telescopes outside, weather permitting.
We will not offer Saturday Science workshops over the summer months. Please check back in the fall for our next workshop.
Space Place family workshops are offered during the school year on Saturdays at 10 a.m. for
children ages 6-10 and their parents. The workshops are free and open to the public. No registration is required.
Build and learn to use your own telescope! We will construct the telescope, help you learn to use the lenses that are included, and give you some tips for observing. The fee for the workshop is $35 which includes the Galileoscope telescope kit. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the workshop.
Special Guest Presentation at the Fluno Center Auditorium Monday, June 27 • 8:00 pm
"Dark Energy and Cosmic Sound: Mapping the Universe with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey" by Prof. Daniel Eisenstein, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Sound waves propagating through the plasma of the Universe only 400,000 years after the Big Bang now offer some of our most precise measures of the composition and history of the Universe. In the last decade, we have been able to detect the fossil imprint of these sound waves using maps of the distribution of galaxies from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. Prof. Eisenstein will give an overview of the cosmological role of the sound waves and describe what the results of an observational program tell us about the shape of the Universe and the evolution of dark energy.
Special thanks to Jere and Anne Fluno for the generous donation which made this event possible.