These are the talks we have lined up so far. Details and schedule will be available about a week before the Open House. Talks and schedule are subject to change.
Günther Hasinger: Great Teleasopes, Great Astronomy in Hawaii
Nader Haghighipour: Life on Tatooine! The Worlds With Two Suns
In the movie Star Wars, Luke Skywalker lived on the planet Tatooine, which had two suns. More recently, scientists have found exoplanets that actually orbit two stars. Science fiction has become science fact!
Paul Coleman: Hawaiians and Astronomy
Rolf Kudritzki: Jumbo Stars: Beacons in the Universe
Richard Wainscoat: Near-Earth Objects (NEOs)
Gary Greenberg: How Science Has Changed Our Perception of Light, Space, and Time
We human beings are limited in our perception of time, space, and light. Photography has allowed us to extend our perception of space by integrating microscopes and telescopes with the modern camera. The extraordinary nature of ordinary objects is revealed when the Universe is seen through the lens of modern technologies. Dr. Greenberg will show us that everyday objects take on a new reality when magnified thousands of times, illuminating the hidden secrets of nature.
Christoph Baranec: Clearing Our View of the Universe with Adaptive Optics
Jonathan Williams: Fun Facts about the Universe
Join Dr. Williams for a quick tour of the solar system and beyond, and learn some amazing things about planets, stars, galaxies, and even our own Earth.
Veronica Bindi: The AMS Experiment
The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer AMS-02 is a state of the art of particle physics detector. It was installed on the International Space Station in May 2011 to study cosmic rays, dark matter, and antimatter for the next ten years. So far it has collected billions of particles from our Universe with unprecedented precision.
Information to come